Re: 3.15 Tabular Data Review

Robert Burns wrote:
> On Jul 16, 2007, at 7:21 AM, Simon Pieters wrote:
>> On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 08:40:59 +0200, Debi Orton <> wrote:
>>> 3.15.2 The caption Element
>>> "The <>caption element 
>>> represents the title of the 
>>> <>table that is its parent, if 
>>> it has a parent and that is a 
>>> <>table element."
>>> What other legitimate usage is there for the caption element?  I know 
>>> of none, although this verbiage makes it appear as if there are 
>>> others.  Can we simplify it?
>> The paragraph doesn't imply that there are other useages for the 
>> caption element. It just defines what it means when it is used correctly.
> I wonder if this wording is a vestige of considering <caption> for 
> <figure> elements (apparently rejected for <legend> because of some 
> unspecified parsing issues). 

I thought this had been cleared up. Apparently I was mistaken.

Try parsing <figure><img><caption>foo</caption></figure> in common 
browsers [1] or in the html5 parsing algorithm [2]. <caption> tokens are 
ignored except inside tables, so the resulting DOM will look like:

       |#text: foo

For <legend> everything works as expected[3].


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Received on Tuesday, 17 July 2007 22:32:24 UTC