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Re: use cases for figure without figcaption?

From: Alastair Campbell <alastc@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:04:32 +0100
Message-ID: <CAC5+KCFeyvWdm_VHMbVX4cm3FDDp6EeYOOTzkQST9Bwi80OXhA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
> what are the use cases for a <figure> without a <figcaption>?

I'm stretching, but perhaps in a gallery situation where you have some
with, and some without captions?

It may not be easy to program a change of parent element based on the
presence of a figcaption, or, it may seem inconsistent to users.

For example, some pictures may be announced as 'figure' to a screen
reader, and it would seem strange that some aren't just depending on
whether it has a visible caption.

Of course, it might just be because they assumed they would always
have captions and didn't have the CSS to apply to <p>s as well?

-Alastair
Received on Thursday, 20 June 2013 23:05:00 UTC

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