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Re: [whatwg] use cases for <figure> without <figcaption>?

From: Xaxio Brandish <xaxiobrandish@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:46:31 -0700
Message-ID: <CABAoKZn1XLKefyhQ5Z1mL+NaGjw2jOcrYGmf5HZx9_DqKg6Huw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>
<p>Fonts come in many different varieties. The Arial font, for example,
does not have serifs.</p> <figure>arial</figure>
<p>However, font varieties go beyond simple serif and sans-serif
distinctions. The Old English font is neither of these, instead being
considered a "decorative" font.</p><figure>Old English</figure>

The above example has meaning with or without the figures, and the
placement of the figures doesn't matter. They could be in a font index at
the end of the document, as long as the data consumer knows to look there
if example are needed.  The fact that they are enclosed in the <figure>
elements means that they are referenced somewhere, I believe.

When referring to multiple figures containing graphs or tables with really
long names such as "Number of Children With Orange Dreadlocks With Respect
to Decade" and "Periods of Time During Which Dreadlocks Are Popular, Where
Orange Is Popular, and Where They Overlap", it's so much easier just to
give them a <figcaption> and refer to "Table 1" and "Table 2" in the
document.

--Xaxio
On Jun 20, 2013 12:20 PM, "Steve Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

> OK so how do you reference
>
> <figure>
> arial
> </figure>
>
> for example?
>
> --
>
> Regards
>
> SteveF
> HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>
>
>
> On 20 June 2013 20:16, Xaxio Brandish <xaxiobrandish@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> The figures could be in a document talking about fonts, yet easily moved
>> to the side of the page and still maintain relevance if referenced within
>> the document.  I think something important about figures is placement
>> irrelevance as long as they can be referenced, whereas paragraphs don't
>> have the added semantic of "this will be referenced at some point."
>>
>> --Xaxio
>> On Jun 20, 2013 12:10 PM, "Steve Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> >An illustration of a font name, in its respective font?
>>>
>>> why is <figure> better in this case than <p> (for example) ?
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> SteveF
>>> HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 20 June 2013 19:27, Xaxio Brandish <xaxiobrandish@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> An illustration of a font name, in its respective font?
>>>>
>>>> --Xaxio
>>>> On Jun 20, 2013 11:24 AM, "Steve Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> What are the use cases for a <figure> without a <figcaption> ?
>>>>> --
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards
>>>>>
>>>>> SteveF
>>>>> HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>
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