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[whatwg] Figure Captions

From: tjeddo <tjeddo@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 09:13:11 -0700
Message-ID: <fc6666d10909270913i5b4c1526p41766567080c15ee@mail.gmail.com>
Would anyone mind summarizing the design rationale for choosing the 'dt'
element as opposed to a 'caption' element when specifying the caption of a
figure?

Looking through the current draft of the HTML5 spec it appears that the
surrounding context of 'dt' element determines how the contents of 'dt' are
interpreted (e.g., dl, figure, details).
However, from a readability, and I guess aesthetic perspective, a <caption>
tag seems like the correct fit here.  A <caption> tag is more explicit in
terms of the intended semantics associated with a figure; whereas, <dt>
(defined term?) is more abstract (IMO).

Thank you.
Tim
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