Re: CAPTION element for OBJECT?

Stephanos Piperoglou (
Sat, 12 Jul 1997 00:54:52 +0300 (EET DST)

Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 00:54:52 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Stephanos Piperoglou <>
To: Liam Quinn <>
Subject: Re: CAPTION element for OBJECT?
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On Wed, 9 Jul 1997, Liam Quinn wrote:

> Is there any reason why HTML 3.0's CAPTION element [1] for use with FIG 
> [2] hasn't been re-introduced with the OBJECT element in HTML 4.0?  It 
> seems a natural match, and image/object captions are constantly asked for 
> in newsgroups like comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html.  Currently many 
> authors abuse tables to place (visually) a caption with an image, but a 
> CAPTION element with OBJECT would make that unnecessary.

As would putting the caption after the object (say, in a P element, with a
class identifier so you would render it as you think captions should be
rendered), putting them both in a DIV and floating them with CSS to wherever
you want.

Hey Presto!

Then again, this makes more sense in XML ;)

    Stephanos "Pippis" Piperoglou -
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