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

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 07:28:05 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10589

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #11 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-09-30 07:28:04 UTC ---
Clearly CSS pragmatism isn't everything, or we'd just give up on semantics
altogether, and HTML is a heck of a long way from that. Theoretical purity
isn't bad... it's not the only goal, for sure, but it's still a consideration.
We are trying to design a good media-independent, device-independent, markup
language, not just trying to provide a set of hacks for making pretty layouts.

If all you want to do is align the top of a figure with the top of a paragraph
after the figure, with the figure floated, just put the figure and the
following paragraph in a <div> together. That will make the top margin of the
paragraph collapse with the top margin of the div and the float will align
below that top margin.

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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: Whether something makes sense is absolutely relevant to whether it
should be allowed. That's the whole point of having conformance criteria: it
allows tools (validators) to help authors who have accidentally done something
that doesn't make sense to have those errors pointed out to them. Also, adding
more things to the parser that scope is bad, as it just makes the algorithm
more complicated.

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