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Re: Bug 8404 -- taking it to the lists

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 16:16:02 -0600
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0912021416w6303924eo2bc23a88e76c7d00@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jeroen van der Gun <noreplytopreventspam@blijbol.nl>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 4:10 PM, Jeroen van der Gun
<noreplytopreventspam@blijbol.nl> wrote:
> It just crossed my mind that there actually is another way to add a
> caption to a non-movable object: a subsection.
>
> So this is the bad situation:
>
> <p>See the following photo:</p>
> <figure>
> <dd><img src="photo.jpg" title="Photo" /></dd>
> <dt>A photo of my dog in the garden.</dt>
> </figure>
>
> This is solution #1:
>
> <p>See the following photo:</p>
> <section>
> <h1>A photo of my dog in the garden.</h1>
> <p><img src="photo.jpg" title="Photo" /></p>
> </section>
>
> This is solution #2:
>
> <p>See the following photo of my dog in the garden:</p>
> <p><img src="photo.jpg" title="Photo" /></p>
>
> This is solution #3:
>
> <p>See the attached photo.</p>
> <figure>
> <dd><img src="photo.jpg" title="Photo" /></dd>
> <dt>A photo of my dog in the garden.</dt>
> </figure>

True, *but there is still no need to*.  The image+caption is still a
valid figure according to the spec.  There is no reason to pursue
workarounds, as no workarounds are necessary.  Just mark it up as a
<figure> and be done with it.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 2 December 2009 22:16:34 UTC

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