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[Bug 9876] Clarify that a figure can be any content with a caption

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Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 04:58:04 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-08-27 04:58:03 ---
I don't really understand the problem here. Figures (<figure> in HTML) are very
similar to sidebars (<aside> in HTML) in print — both are typically offset
from the main prose such that they can be moved around a little (or even a lot)
without changing the meaning of the document, the main difference is that
figures typically are referenced from the main prose while sidebars typically
are not, and figures typically are for units of content (an image, a table, a
listing) whereas sidebars tend to be prose. This is exactly what the spec says.
Both of these are generalities, though, with exceptions. The text in the spec
says all this. Where's the problem?

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