Table Summary Attribute in HTML?

Subject: Table Summary Attribute in HTML?
From: Joe Miller <joemiller -at- CANBERRA -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 13:55:13 -0400

In using Dave Raggett's TIDY.EXE to clean up an HTML file (
http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/), I got this message: "Warning: <TABLE>
lacks "summary" attribute. Then in a remark it says:

"The table summary attribute should be used to describe
the table structure. It is very helpful for people using
non-visual browsers. The scope and headers attributes for
table cells are useful for specifying which headers apply
to each table cell, enabling non-visual browsers to provide
a meaningful context for each cell."

I can't find a reference to a summmary attribute anywhere, not on W3C's
site, not even in Eric and Deb's "HTML for Dummies Quick Reference" (hard
to believe, I know, but true!).
Does anyone know what it is?

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