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[Bug 11598] New: 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: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 13:13:31 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-11598-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11598

           Summary: 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
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the
                    -figure-element
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification:
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/grouping-content.html
Section: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-figure-element

Comment:
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 affecting the flow of the document, be moved
away from that primary content, e.g. to the side of the page, to dedicated
pages, or to an appendix." That sentence reduces the usefulness of the element
when people want to title an image/video/etc by 50%. For example: <p>But just
see how he was dressed:</p><figure><video
src=UTDGX2010></video><figcaption>UTDGX conference 2010</figcaption></figure>
<p>How stupid was that?</p> This is currently invalid use of the figure
element since it could not be moved away from its position in the flow. Why
should non flow agnostic images/videos/etc not be able to get a programatic
associated textcontent title? We all know the shortcomings of titles in
attributes. Therefore the invention of the figure element.

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