Re: CAPTION element for OBJECT?

Mike Meyer (mwm@contessa.phone.net)
Wed, 9 Jul 1997 23:18:04 PST


Subject:  Re: CAPTION element for OBJECT?
In-Reply-To: <v03102810afea17ec3a98@[205.149.180.135]>
From: mwm@contessa.phone.net (Mike Meyer)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 1997 23:18:04 PST
Message-ID: <19970709.7B68AB0.148A7@contessa.phone.net>

>  > Currently many authors abuse tables
>  > to place (visually) a caption with an image
> It is not abuse, it is making do with what is available.
> It really is unfair of you to blame authors for HTML's shortcomings.

No more unfair than it is of you to blame HTML for what are really
shortcomings of specific browsers.  Various flavors of HTML have had
captions for years, and browsers from authors that were trying to work
with the standards process have implemented them as such for a similar
period.

Unfortunately, the intersection of the set authors of popular browsers
and the set of authors trying to work with the standards process was
empty for far to long.

	<mike