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[Bug 8449] Remove extraneous material from Table section

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Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2009 14:14:35 +0000
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--- Comment #2 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>  2009-12-07 14:14:35 ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> (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.

No, it's not common. And is typically against typographical style guides in
print publications. Regardless, this section is Primer material, not
specification material.

Link to previous discussions on HTML tables in figure elements:

Bug; http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8404

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