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[Bug 13620] Clarify label vs caption

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--- Comment #2 from Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> 2011-08-05 13:43:26 UTC ---
Is the label element different to almost all other instances of "The foo
element represents bar" where bar is not explained anywhere in further detail?
For example:

"The html element represents the root of an HTML document." -- root not
explained.
"The head element represents a collection of metadata for the Document." --
metadata not explained.
"The title element represents the document's title or name. " -- title or name
not explained.
etc.

> I suggest linking to the section of the spec that describes what a caption
> is, 

Why not put sufficient explanation next to the definition instead of having it
in a separate section?

> and what it is for

The next paragraph says what it is for:

"The caption can be associated with a specific form control..."

> as well as its content model etc.

The content model is a few lines higher up:

"Content model:
Phrasing content, but with no descendant labelable elements unless it is the
element's labeled control, and no descendant label elements."

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