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[Bug 9631] Change name of <figcaption> to <summary>

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Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2010 00:50:22 +0000
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Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  2010-07-04 00:50:22 ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> I want to have this issue resolved quickly. Maciej recently published the
> chairs decision on <details>, in which he started to point to books on HTML5.
> If books on HTML5  - before HTMl5 is ready - can be used to justify HTML5
> features, then clearly, we should seek to decide quickly whether to change the
> captoin element for <figure> from <figcaption> to <summary>.

I think you are misstating what the decision said. Books on HTML5 were not
cited as as a positive argument for <details>. Rather they were mentioned in
opposition to the argument that documenting it was an undue burden.

You don't have to worry about early books on HTML5 preventing us from changing
the spec.

> Hence I added the TrackerRequest keyword to this bug.

I think that's premature, since the bug is not resolved yet. So I am removing
the keyword for now.

However, one thing to consider. ISSUE-83 already covered the naming of the
elements used to caption/label the <figure> and <details> elements, and has
been resolved:


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