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Re: aside and figure elements

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 08:44:05 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTikUCndYfyQr09JEApACT8jNaBhAKMsDZxmzhjsc@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Bruce,

>> Another question, John, do you find the definitions of aside and
>> figure too close in meaning? Should the definitions be changed? If so
>> how? The definitions of the aside and figure sound almost identical,
>> except that figure has a caption. Do you consider the overlapping
>> definitions problematic? Developers will tend to confuse the two
>> elements and use them incorrectly.
> They're especially similar where figure has no caption.
> I wrote to the WG on this in July last year
> http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-July/020710.html
> Main difference, in such a case, seems to me to be that aside affects
> document outline, as it's sectioning content, while figure doesn't.

Do you think that the definition in the spec should changed to clarify
the differences better?


Best Regards,

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 7 June 2010 13:52:08 UTC

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