Re: <FIG> implies <P>?

Ron Marriage (rmarriag@dialin.ind.net)
Wed, 12 Jul 95 19:20:39 PDT


Date: Wed, 12 Jul 95 19:20:39 PDT
From: Ron Marriage <rmarriag@dialin.ind.net>
Subject: RE: <FIG> implies <P>? 
To: www-html@www10.w3.org, Mike Batchelor <mikebat@clark.net>
Message-Id: <Chameleon.4.01.2.950712192240.rmarriag@>

The FIG tag is a paragraph tag itself.
It implys the content is a paragraph on its own.
It cannot go into another paragragh like the IMG tag can.


>I've noticed with Arena, that using a <FIG> implies a <P>.  Is this
>intentional?
>
>Example:  I want to put a <FIG> in the middle of a paragraph, and have
>that paragraph wrap around the top, side and bottom of the <FIG>.  So I do
>this:
>
><p>
>Typing, words, the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.  La dee
>dah, more content here, and now I will put 
><FIG src="image.gif align=right>
><caption>The caption for my figure</caption></fig>
>a figure in the middle of my paragraph.  This is some more content to my
>paragraph, and this ought to wrap around the top, side, and bottom of the
>figure.
>
>This is what I thought I'd get:
>
>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>xxxxxxxxxxxxxx +-----+
>xxxxxxxxxxxxxx |     |
>xxxxxxxxxxxxxx |     |
>xxxxxxxxxxxxxx |     |
>xxxxxxxxxxxxxx +-----+
>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>But this is how Arena shows it:
>
>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>xxxxxx         +-----+  last line before the <FIG> breaks at the point I
>               |     |  inserted the <FIG> element.  It continues after
>xxxxxxxxxxxxxx |     |  a <p> break.
>xxxxxxxxxxxxxx |     |
>xxxxxxxxxxxxxx +-----+
>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>So it seems that <FIG> implies <P>.  Is this how it should be?
>
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