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


--- Comment #10 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>  2009-11-30 22:48:14 ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> PRE elements should be allowed as the subject of FIGURE, for at least one
> use-case: ASCII art.
> Consider a piece of software that generates HTML versions of RFCs, using the
> RFC plain text document as input. There are many RFCs where ASCII art is used
> to depict some aspect of the standard in question. FIGURE is the closest
> semantic element to this usage.

I don't think the pre element adds an undue burden. Again, it's something that
wouldn't be used for caption, and we could then reserve another element or
elements as caption, without having to create a new element, and without having
to re-purpose dt/dd.

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