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Use caption elements to bind table headings with data tables

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Make sure data tables headings are marked up using real HTML caption elements

Table captions are identifiers that act as titles or headings for a data table. It is not uncommon for data tables to have such an identifier sitting at the very top of the table, but more often than not, this information is conveyed through the use of a simple paragraph or DIV, styled to look like a table heading. In other cases, that information is provided through the use of a section heading, but this section heading [...]

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