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

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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 22:50:11 +0000
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--- 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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