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Re: use cases for figure without figcaption?

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:22:08 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+VmwWPaCuxfaiqTtKgLCtnA3=x+SZ9aLw-5XM9pCbdqOKA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
hi all

drawing your attention to a parallel discussions I have been having over on
whatwg


   - [whatwg] Should a <figure> element require a reference? (was: use
   cases for <figure> without
<figcaption>?)<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2013Jun/0160.html>
    *Xaxio Brandish* *(Friday, 21 June)*
      - Re: [whatwg] Should a <figure> element require a reference? (was:
      use cases for <figure> without
<figcaption>?)<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2013Jun/0175.html>
       *Steve Faulkner* *(Monday, 24 June)*


[whatwg] use cases for <figure> without
<figcaption>?<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2013Jun/0138.html>
 *Steve Faulkner* *(Thursday, 20 June)*

   - Re: [whatwg] use cases for <figure> without
<figcaption>?<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2013Jun/0140.html>
    *Xaxio Brandish* *(Thursday, 20 June)*
      - Re: [whatwg] use cases for <figure> without
<figcaption>?<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2013Jun/0141.html>
       *Steve Faulkner* *(Thursday, 20 June)*
         - Re: [whatwg] use cases for <figure> without
<figcaption>?<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2013Jun/0142.html>
          *Xaxio Brandish* *(Thursday, 20 June)*
         - Re: [whatwg] use cases for <figure> without
<figcaption>?<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2013Jun/0143.html>
          *Steve Faulkner* *(Thursday, 20 June)*
         - Re: [whatwg] use cases for <figure> without
<figcaption>?<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2013Jun/0144.html>
          *Xaxio Brandish* *(Thursday, 20 June)*
         - Re: [whatwg] use cases for <figure> without
<figcaption>?<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2013Jun/0147.html>
          *Steve Faulkner* *(Thursday, 20 June)*
         - Re: [whatwg] use cases for <figure> without
<figcaption>?<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2013Jun/0149.html>
          *Martin Janecke* *(Thursday, 20 June)*
         - Re: [whatwg] use cases for <figure> without
<figcaption>?<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2013Jun/0156.html>
          *Xaxio Brandish* *(Friday, 21 June)*
         - Re: [whatwg] use cases for <figure> without
<figcaption>?<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2013Jun/0157.html>
          *Steve Faulkner* *(Friday, 21 June)*



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Regards

SteveF
HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>


On 24 June 2013 01:44, Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com> wrote:

> Following up on my own post, this article provides technical web
> development advice:
>
> http://sampsonblog.com/615/ie10s-pseudo-elements
>
> It shows a <figure> in one example without a <figcaption>. While the
> example is demonstrating the use of pseudo-elements, it does so by using
> one to create a caption for a photo.
>
> A reader may take it to mean that this is the way to create captions.
>
>
>
>
>
> Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com> wrote:
>
>
> > From: Steve Faulkner [mailto:faulkner.steve@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:13 PM
> >
> > hi Adrian,
> >
> > why <figure> in this case, why not <p>?
>
> In short, I don't know.
>
> I mentioned this because I have seen this somewhere in the wild, I just
> cannot for the life of me find where I saw it (I've been looking).
>
> At the time I tried to understand why <figure> was chosen, couldn't, and
> filed it away in the place in my head where I store odd HTML element use.
>
> Otherwise I agree with Léonie. I cannot fathom a reason to do this, but I
> assume that's my own lack of creativity.
>
>
> > On 20 June 2013 19:38, Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com>
> wrote:
> > > From: Steve Faulkner [mailto:faulkner.steve@gmail.com]
> > > Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 2:24 PM
> > >
> > > what are the use cases for a <figure> without a <figcaption>?
> > Gallery. Not just a photo gallery, but a gallery of samples (charts,
> screen
> > shots, videos, etc.). In that case you may not want to put a caption with
> > each, but you may want to reference them as "figures" of the work that
> > you do as part of a larger product/service pitch.
>
>
>
>
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