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Re: aside and figure elements

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 08:44:05 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTikUCndYfyQr09JEApACT8jNaBhAKMsDZxmzhjsc@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Bruce,

>> Another question, John, do you find the definitions of aside and
>> figure too close in meaning? Should the definitions be changed? If so
>> how? The definitions of the aside and figure sound almost identical,
>> except that figure has a caption. Do you consider the overlapping
>> definitions problematic? Developers will tend to confuse the two
>> elements and use them incorrectly.
>
> They're especially similar where figure has no caption.
>
> I wrote to the WG on this in July last year
> http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-July/020710.html
>
> Main difference, in such a case, seems to me to be that aside affects
> document outline, as it's sectioning content, while figure doesn't.

Do you think that the definition in the spec should changed to clarify
the differences better?

Thanks.

Best Regards,
Laura

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Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 7 June 2010 13:52:08 GMT

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