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[Bug 7056] <caption> and <figure><legend> elements should allow flow content children

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--- Comment #6 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>  2010-03-14 15:44:46 ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> I don't understand why this was reopened. The <caption> element was in fact
> changed to allow any flow content. Are you saying that it shouldn't allow flow
> content? Or do you think the change was wrong in some way?

If we allow <caption> to contain non-caption content, then it isn't a caption
anymore. I have protested against Ian's permision to have non-caption content
inside the <caption> since day one. The purpose of the caption is to idenify
the table. Ian's caption example in the draft shows that the only way to
discern between what is the identifying part of the <caption> from the "table
information part" of the <caption>, is to perform a heuristic analysis.

Ian's solution to allow block elements inside <caption> came about as a
reaction to the summary discussion.  I challenged him to say that if he remove
@summary, then he must provide something else. And he provided this. So there
is a very direct link between @sumamry and <caption>.

I don't understand the difference between your last two questions. But yes, I
say that <caption> should not allow flow content. A <tableinfo> element would
be a little bit like the <object> element: It would be a inline element which
allows block elements inside.

(I say 'block' instead of 'flow', because I have a very blurred picture of what
'flow' means, in HTML5 sense.)

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