Re: HTML3 and FIG

Kjetil Torgrim Homme (kjetilho@ifi.uio.no)
Wed, 26 Apr 1995 17:10:31 +0200


From: Kjetil Torgrim Homme <kjetilho@ifi.uio.no>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 1995 17:10:31 +0200
Message-Id: <199504261510.23750.surt.ifi.uio.no@ifi.uio.no>
To: dsr@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
In-Reply-To: <199504241637.AA269781437@dragget.hpl.hp.com> (dsr@hplb.hpl.hp.com)
Subject: Re: HTML3 and FIG

[Dave Raggett]

|   FIG is a peer of <P> and <UL> etc. and as such terminates a
|   preceding paragraph. If you want to start an image in the middle
|   of the paragraph and have the rest of the paragraph flow around it
|   you should use IMG with ALIGN = left or right, as per Netscape.

But <IMG> can't have captions. Shouldn't <IMG> be phased out in favour
of the more general <FIG>? I think letting <IMG> have functionality
<FIG> lacks is a "design bug".

Note: the browser should feel free to relocate the <FIG> to the end or
beginning of the (enclosing) paragraph if flowing the text around it
is not feasible/appropriate, much the same way figures in books float
around. For <FIG>'s less than half the screen width, _I_ would prefer
it if the browser put it in the middle of the stream of text.


Kjetil T.