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[Bug 8449] Remove extraneous material from Table section

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Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2009 13:59:14 +0000
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Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  2009-12-07 13:59:14 ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> In addition, the use of HTML tables in figure elements is being discussed in
> another bug. It is against established practice and procedure to use data
> tables in figures. And since the only type of table supported in HTML5 is a
> data table, it's erroneous to use the table in a figure element.

It seems like the evidence of that bug was that it's quite common to have
tables in something label as a Figure. It also seemed to be quite common to
give a table figure-like presentation (matching the semantics of the HTML
<figure> element, but separately numbed as Tables instead of Figures. And
finally, other markup languages such as DocBook specifically seem to allow
tables in their figure element. Your counterpoint that tables in figures should
first be converted into an image seems poorly founded, and as far as I can
tell, no one else agrees that it is ever good practice to convert a table to an
image in HTML.

It seems misleading to reference the original premise of the bug as if it's
established fact, without citing any of that follow-up discussion.

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