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[Bug 9876] Clarify that a figure can be any content with a caption

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--- Comment #8 from James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>  2010-09-26 11:16:32 ---
So I think the original point here was that <figure> provides a means to group
an image and a caption together. There is no point in limiting the scope to
only cases where the <figure> is not the primary content in the page because
such a limitation will be ignored in practice. It is also not clear what value
it would bring and, in some cases would be downright odd. For example consider
a scientific article that provides captioned <figure>s in the main article, but
where each image links to a page displaying only the image+caption, but at a
larger size. Requiring that authors use different markup for the same content
in these two situations seems perverse.

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