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


--- Comment #11 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>  2009-11-30 22:50:10 ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> I would expect a <figure> to be able to contain a <table> instead of an image.
> They may be labeled differently, but in scientific literature tables are
> presented in exactly the same way as graphics; both will be numbered, both may
> have a long explanatory caption, etc. It is overkill to require two entirely
> different markup structures in order to represent the same structure with one
> case applying to graphics and the other to tables when the two cases are easily
> distinguished based on the actual content. 

Perhaps because of my experience writing tech books, but tables are usually
references as Table 1, Table 2, while code examples are Example 1, and figures
are Figure 1 and Figure 2, and so on. I didn't think that scientific
publications were that different. At least not the ones I can recall. 

We have an element for tables. We don't need another element for tables.

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