Re: <FIG> implies <P>?

Ka-Ping Yee (kryee@novice.uwaterloo.ca)
Wed, 12 Jul 1995 14:41:44 -0400


Date: Wed, 12 Jul 1995 14:41:44 -0400
From: Ka-Ping Yee <kryee@novice.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Re: <FIG> implies <P>? 
To: Rainer Klute <klute@nads.de>
Cc: Mike Batchelor <mikebat@clark.net>, www-html@www10.w3.org,
In-Reply-To: <199507120734.JAA16634@heike.nads.de>
Message-Id: <Pine.3.87.9507121444.A26501-0100000@novice.uwaterloo.ca>

> >I've noticed with Arena, that using a <FIG> implies a <P>.  Is this
> >intentional?

On Wed, 12 Jul 1995, Rainer Klute wrote:
> 
> According to the HTML 3 DTD a FIG element is not allowed inside a P
> element and terminates the P when it occurs. Here's your example in
> a normalize form (and please note that your notation of the FIG
> element itself was not right:

It doesn't make sense to me that figures should break paragraphs.  This
behaviour is disagreeable to me, and also makes <FIG> operate distinctly
differently from <IMG> which it was supposed to replace.

But i might just be missing the obvious.
Is there a solid rationale for this?


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