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

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Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2010 14:00:46 +0000
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Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net> changed:

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--- Comment #54 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>  2010-01-08 14:00:45 ---
I am glad the author and I agree, but the potential for this element to cause
confusion is enormous. The definition for Figure now is in conflict with how
figure has been primarily used in the publication industry.

Even those who have provided suggestions about how to caption the figure have
made assumptions that the figure will only contain images, of some form. When
people see other content, especially tables, they will no longer understand
what figure really is. 

We would be better off without the element at all, and continuing to use the
elements we have, then to use an element that has a definition that contradicts
assumptions, given its name. And removal of the element entirely could be one
of the change proposals attached to this as an issue. 

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