IMG in FIG: Why not?

Benjamin C. W. Sittler (bsittler@prism.nmt.edu)
Tue, 18 Jul 1995 09:44:10 -0600


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From: bsittler@prism.nmt.edu (Benjamin C. W. Sittler)
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 1995 09:44:10 -0600
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Subject: IMG in FIG: Why not?

Is there any good reason why HTML 3 should not allow IMG inside FIG?
I have used this with great effect (in my opinion) for navigation bars
at the bottom of my pages [1] which work well with text browsers, better
with HTML 2.0 browsers, and wonderfully with full FIG hotzone support in
an HTML 3 (modified [2]) browser.

[1] http://www.nmt.edu/~bsittler/origami.html       "Origami Page"
[2] http://www.nmt.edu/~bsittler/work/modification.html
                            "<IMG>-in-<FIG> Modification..."

P.S. This would, of course, require modification of only one line in the
     DTD... 

<!ELEMENT FIG - - (OVERLAY*, CAPTION?, FIGTEXT, CREDIT?) -(FIG|IMG)>
   becomes
<!ELEMENT FIG - - (OVERLAY*, CAPTION?, FIGTEXT, CREDIT?) -(FIG)>

This would affect no existing markup, and would make image maps
"seperable" into multiple clickable images for pre-3.0 browsers.

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