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[Bug 11598] Figure element should not be restricted to flow agnostic images/videos/etc. "The element can thus be used to annotate illustrations, diagrams, photos, code listings, etc, that are referred to from the main content of the document, but that could, without

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Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 20:09:56 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11598

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX
            Summary|Figure element should not   |Figure element should not
                   |be restricted to flow       |be restricted to flow
                   |agnostic images/videos/etc. |agnostic images/videos/etc.
                   |"The element can thus be    |"The element can thus be
                   |used to annotate            |used to annotate
                   |illustrations, diagrams,    |illustrations, diagrams,
                   |photos, code listings, etc, |photos, code listings, etc,
                   |that are referred to from   |that are referred to from
                   |the main content of the     |the main content of the
                   |document, but that could    |document, but that could,
                   |                            |without
            Summary|without                     |

--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-01-11 20:09:56 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: It's not invalid. The spec doesn't say that <figure> must not be
used for inline figure, it just says that <figure> can be used for things that
could be taken out of flow. The only normative text is "The figure element
represents some flow content, optionally with a caption, that is self-contained
and is typically referenced as a single unit from the main flow of the
document." (it's normative due to the definition of the word "represents"), and
that sentence is consistent with the usage above.

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