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Re: captions

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2006 13:40:35 +0200
Message-ID: <4440DBB3.1020907@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Patrick H. Lauke schreef:
>> We currently have a 'caption-side' property for manipulating table 
>> captions.
>> They can be moved above or below the table without affecting the 
>> markup at all.
>> I think the same kind of control should be available for figure 
>> captions, source
>> code snippet captions, etc. We could turn them all into tables, but 
>> that doesn't
>> seem appropriate: tables carry a lot of other baggage besides the 
>> ability to
>> manipulate caption positions.
> Unless I'm missing something, that would also require a change to the 
> markup language to actually define and associate a caption element to 
> images, code snippets, etc.

I think that can be done using RDF/A in XHTML 2.0… And there’s also the 
title attribute, which can be used in generated content.

Anyways, I second this idea.

Tables have the huge disadvantage that if their content overflows, the 
table will stretch along with it (at least in browser implementations, I 
don’t know about the CSS tables) (which is exactly the reason why CSS 
tables should not follow browser implementations of table, btw).


Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san!!
Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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