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

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Gavin Carothers <gavin@carothers.name> changed:

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--- Comment #8 from Gavin Carothers <gavin@carothers.name>  2009-11-30 21:29:27 ---
Looking at another mark-up language known for being far more restrictive then
HTML, Docbook http://docbook.org/tdg/en/html/figure.html we find that figure
can be considered to contain almost everything, EXCEPT a formal table or formal
equation. Seems reasonable then to allow almost any content except for a table
or math element. 

However, if there is a wish to be less restrictive then allowing math or table
doesn't seem horrible.Docbook allows for informal equations or tables in a
figure. As HTML reasonably lacks formal and informal forms of table or math it
seems reasonable to allow both in a figure. For example a figure might contain
a graph, with a corresponding equation or table as part of the figure.

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