[Bug 8404] Refocus the figure element back to being a figure


--- Comment #40 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  2009-12-01 05:52:26 ---
(In reply to comment #39)
> So how do we differentiate a table that's for illustrative purposes in a
> figure, from one that isn't illustrative and the data should be parsed and
> loaded into the DOM? Do we want every table in every figure element to be
> loaded into the DOM? 

Yes! That's superior in nearly every way to using an image of a table. Even if
the table is purely for illustration purposes, you still want to be able to do
Find in Text on it, to index it in search engines (maybe I remember some
memorable entry from one of those tables) to copy/paste bits of the text, and
to navigate the table structure in a screen reader (which will likely be a
better illustration to a blind person than just alt text).

It's hard for me to believe that making an image of a data table is being
seriously considered as a good approach.

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