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[Bug 10589] figure and figcaption shouldn't automatically close p

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--- Comment #9 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-09-30 04:11:19 UTC ---
Making <figure> phrasing-level seems at odds with its semantics. When would you
ever want <figure> in the middle of a paragraph?

Having it at the start (as per comment 0) or end of a paragraph makes sense,
but is completely compatible with just putting the <figure> before or after the
<p>.

<figure> is supposed to be equivalent to <div class="figure">, not <span
class="figure">.

In particular, if we made <figure> phrasing, we'd have to also make it scoping,
since otherwise you couldn't put <pre> or <p> into <figure> in certain weird
cases.

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