What is the attribute "scope" for?

Hi guys,


One thing I don’t get: What are the cases, the attribute scope (e.g. “Company Name”) is used for? It does not affect the actual depiction of the website am I right? Is it important for Google / crawling / other technical aspects?

Already saw this thread with the same question: Scope Attribute

But there were not really any answers…

Thanks and have a nice week!

As I understood, the “scope” attribute is used mainly for screen readers to clarify if the part of the table is a row or column. This is almost like an “alt” attribute for the image in the browser (when the image is displayed correctly): if the user can’t see the picture and uses screen reader, the screen reader will explain what the image depicts using the description written in the “alt” attribute.


Thanks for clarifying! This helps! :slight_smile:

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