Re: CAPTION element for OBJECT?

Jim Wise (jimw@numenor.turner.com)
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 02:32:56 -0400 (EDT)


Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 02:32:56 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: CAPTION element for OBJECT?
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To: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
From: Jim Wise <jimw@numenor.turner.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org

On Wed, 9 Jul 1997, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:

> 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.
> Resourcefulness and creativity are human features, not bugs.

Not when they prevent a much-needed standardization of a shared medium
such as HTML.  Do you know that I saw someone using

	<TABLE>
          <TR>
	    <TD><FORM><INPUT TYPE="radio"></FORM></TD><TD>foo</TD>
          </TR>
        </TABLE>

instead of

	<UL>
          <LI>foo</LI>
        </UL>

the other day?   On a public, commercial site?  Because they thought a
full radio button made a neat bullet?

> Suggestion: replace "abuse" with "are forced to resort to using".

Nonsense.  No one is forcing you to misuse HTML.  If you want pixel
level control and graphical consistency, use a graphical format such as
TIFF or PDF.  If you want platform independece and logical markup, use
HTML.  If you want HTML with some level of control of visual rendering,
use HTML with CSS.

--
				Jim Wise
				jim.wise@turner.com