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[Bug 13377] Please allow us to use <caption> tag for other uses other than <table>. I can think of many other uses for this tag to allow for more readable and descriptive html.

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Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 12:12:49 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13377

Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |hsivonen@iki.fi
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #1 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> 2011-07-27 12:12:49 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: <caption> has abnormal legacy parsing behavior when it occurs in a
table cell that's too risky to change. Since it's assumed that you can use just
about anything you can use as a child of <body> as a child of <td>, it doesn't
make sense to expand the applicability of <caption> from its current purpose.

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