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[Bug 9268] New: Why can’t we just reuse the <caption> element and describe its meaning according to context? (i.e., spec gives directions for “caption in table” and “caption in figure” contexts.) Semantically, both fulfill the same purpose. And even if there

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Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:04:13 +0000
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           Summary: Why can’t we just reuse the <caption> element and
                    describe its meaning according to context?  (i.e., spec
                    gives directions for “caption in table” and
                    “caption in figure” contexts.)  Semantically, both
                    fulfill the same purpose.  And even if there
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-
                    figcaption-element
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


Section:
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-figcaption-element

Comment:
Why can’t we just reuse the <caption> element and describe its meaning
according to context?  (i.e., spec gives directions for “caption in table”
and “caption in figure” contexts.)  Semantically, both fulfill the same
purpose.  And even if there are nuanced differences, it is not harder to grasp
than some of the other context-sensitive meanings in HTML5 (elements that
“reset the hierarchy”, for example.)

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