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ISSUE-83 alternate Change Proposal - fcaption and dlabel elements (or similar)

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:18:43 -0800
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To: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>

I would like to submit an alternate Change Proposal for ISSUE-83 dt-dd- 
semantics:
<http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ChangeProposals/DdDtFcaptionDlabel>

Here is the Summary:

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The current HTML5 draft uses the dt and dd elements to markup the  
captions and content of the figure and details elements. This change  
proposal explains why the dt and dd elements are a poor choice for  
these purposes and proposes an alternative. Specifically, the proposal  
is to introduce a new fcaption element for marking up the caption  
within figure, and a dlabel element for use within details. The  
content portions of these elements (as opposed to the caption or  
label) would not have any special markup, they would be nested  
directly inside the figure or details element.

Note: Besides "fcaption", I think an arguably equally good suggested  
name is "fcaption". For "dlabel", I think either "dsummary" or  
"summary" could be a good alternative. I'm willing to update this  
Change Proposal to go with those or other reasonably similar  
alternatives based on whatever is most popular, or just leave it to  
editor's discretion to choose among plausibly similar names.
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Regards,
Maciej


(Note: responsibility for any errors or foolishness is solely my own,  
but this Change Proposal includes significant text written by Lachlan  
Hunt. I have not had a chance to ask him if he would like to be named  
as a co-author.)
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