FIX: The HTML format of a SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services report is not compliant with section 1194.22 standards in the Section 508 standards

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In SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services and in SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services, the HTML format for a report is not compliant with some standards in the "Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications" section (1194.22) of the Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards (Section 508) document.

When Reporting Services renders a report in the HTML format, the HTML format is not compliant with the following technical standards in section 1194.22:
  • (g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables.
  • (h) Markup shall be used to associate data cells and header cells for data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers.
  • (i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation.
For more information, visit the following Web site:
http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/standards.htm
Note This hotfix does not claim full Section 508 standards compliance. This hotfix addresses specific standards to make Reporting Services more available to federal applications.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

The release version of SQL Server 2008

Important You must install this cumulative update package if your computer is running the release version of SQL Server 2008.

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 5. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
969531 Cumulative update package 5 for SQL Server 2008
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
956909 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

Important You must install this cumulative update package if your computer is running SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1.

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
979065 Cumulative update package 7 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
970365 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

After you apply this hotfix, the following changes are made in the HTML format to comply with Section 508:
  • The IDs are added to cells in tables for particular headers.
  • The Alt tag information is added for toggle images to provide context. The text of the Alt tag is "-" or "+" depending on the toggle state.

    Note This change does not include end-user sort icons.
To enable this feature after you apply this hotfix, you must update the Rsreportserver.config file that is located in the following folder:
%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\MSRS10
You must add the following configuration element in the Extension tag in the file:
<Extension Name="HTML4.0" Type="Microsoft.ReportingServices.Rendering.HtmlRenderer.Html40RenderingExtension,Microsoft.ReportingServices.HtmlRendering" Visible="false">
	<Configuration>
		<DeviceInfo>
			<AccessibleTablix>true</AccessibleTablix>
		</DeviceInfo>
	</Configuration>
</Extension>
For more information about Section 508, visit the following Web sites:
http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/standards.htm

http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/guide/1194.22.htm

http://www.section508.gov

REFERENCES

For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 971132 - Last Review: September 6, 2010 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
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