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

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--- Comment #11 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>  2010-03-15 11:54:10 ---
Discussed in February 2009: The need to separate table title from table info
data. Here is Ian's reply:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Feb/0690

On Tue, 24 Feb 2009, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> 
>> Explanation: One only needs to read the table instruction as long as one 
>> is unfamilar with the table. Once one is familar with the table (because 
>> one has gone through it in all directions oneself) one will not be so 
>> interested the overview anymore.
>> 
>> So, it is not that the caption becomes more important, perhaps, but the 
>> summary that becomes less important. (It could als also be the opposite 
>> though: As you becomes familiar with the table, you understand the 
>> overview better.)
>> 
>> This is also one reason that one needs to distinguish captioning content 
>> from summarising content. One must be able to know what one refers to.
>
>Why?
>
>Consider the example in the spec, with the table for dice. Why wouldn't a 
>user just learn to ignore the caption once they knew what it said, 
>skipping past it to the table content? How would the UI be any different 
>if the user agent knew that the table's name ended at one point and the 
>usage help started after that point? Surely the user would still just have 
>to hit the "advance to next block" key either


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