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Re: aside and figure elements

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 13:05:25 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTinhc6Mzx9D_faNT6_n44XB6nFIwN3L815yRJRxZ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Bruce,

>> I couldn't accept that; it's throwing the baby out with the bath water.
>> I'd rather some ambiguity between aside and figure in edge cases than the
>> inability to have a video or a data table as an illustrative figure.

Hmmm. You said, "a video or a data table".  In the singular.  Is that
the key, Bruce? What do you think of restricting figure to a single
element as content to help simplify? Most of the definitions that I
looked at back in December [1] refer to "a figure" in the singular and
have singular content. Does figure need to be a grouping mechanism? It
seems that is where we are getting stuck.

Best Regards,
[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Dec/0016.html
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 7 June 2010 18:05:56 UTC

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