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Re: Issue 83 Change Proposal - caption attribute

From: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 08:34:21 -0500
Message-Id: <408E9CCB-8A24-4C5E-A6E4-739DE546A19E@la-grange.net>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>

Le 16 janv. 2010 à 01:08, Tab Atkins Jr. a écrit :
>> It seems a lot of trouble to make a global attribute for only one construct.
> 
> Any more trouble than adding a new element?  I don't see the distinction.

Same (I mentionned it the bottom of the mail)
I would not add a single element just for the caption of a figure (for the sake of not reinventing docbook). 

>>    On <time for="linkme" datetime="2010-01-11">January 11th,
>>    2010</time>, there was a wonderful thing happening.
>> 
>>    <figure>
>>       <img src="foo" alt="something foo" id="linkme"/>
>>    </figure>
> 
> That's not exactly a caption for the figure anymore.  At least, I've
> never seen a figure captioned like that in real life.

By "real life", you mean on the Web or in books?

> If you have suggestions for names, they'll be very welcome on Maciej's
> change proposal.  

heading, desc, cartouche, gloss are all not used terms, but I would not encourage to use them only for figure. That is my main worry for now.

> We're using fcaption and figcaption right now for
> lack of anything better, despite quite a bit of suggestions.



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Karl Dubost
Montréal, QC, Canada
http://www.la-grange.net/karl/
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