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Re: Adoption agency in foster parented content

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 23:26:00 +0100
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "Chris Wilson" <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t6dslmmkidj3kv@hp-a0a83fcd39d2.belkin>

On Mon, 11 Feb 2008 22:15:42 +0100, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU> wrote:

>
> Chris Wilson wrote:
>> Technically, IE doesn't put it "outside the table", just outside the  
>> border - it goes in an auto-generated <caption>.  That was the only way  
>> we could easily replicate Netscape's wacky algorithm for inserting  
>> "loose" content prior to inserting the table.
>
>
> Chris, does this <caption> actually appear in the DOM in IE?  What  
> happens if the table already has a <caption>?

Yes, but its tagName is the empty string. The real caption is rendered  
below the other "captions".


> It might just be that putting the content into a <caption> is preferable  
> to hoisting it out of the table altogether, if that gives better compat  
> with what IE does.  It doesn't sound like it would be much more  
> difficult to implement than the current "hoist the content out of the  
> table" algorithm.

I think Opera initially inserted a real caption element, but that was  
changed to an "anonymous" caption (not visible in the DOM) for compat  
reasons.

-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Monday, 11 February 2008 22:26:35 UTC

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