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Re: ISSUE-83 alternate Change Proposal - fcaption and dlabel elements (or similar)

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:37:08 -0800
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <A1C59F5B-C7ED-47A3-AF2F-C73A697DE75C@apple.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

On Jan 13, 2010, at 1:18 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> I would like to submit an alternate Change Proposal for ISSUE-83 dt- 
> dd-semantics:
> <http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ChangeProposals/DdDtFcaptionDlabel>
> Here is the Summary:
> ---------------
> The current HTML5 draft uses the dt and dd elements to markup the  
> captions and content of the figure and details elements. This change  
> proposal explains why the dt and dd elements are a poor choice for  
> these purposes and proposes an alternative. Specifically, the  
> proposal is to introduce a new fcaption element for marking up the  
> caption within figure, and a dlabel element for use within details.  
> The content portions of these elements (as opposed to the caption or  
> label) would not have any special markup, they would be nested  
> directly inside the figure or details element.
> Note: Besides "fcaption", I think an arguably equally good suggested  
> name is "fcaption".

I meant to list "figcaption" as the alternate suggested name.

> For "dlabel", I think either "dsummary" or "summary" could be a good  
> alternative. I'm willing to update this Change Proposal to go with  
> those or other reasonably similar alternatives based on whatever is  
> most popular, or just leave it to editor's discretion to choose  
> among plausibly similar names.
> ---------------
> Regards,
> Maciej
> (Note: responsibility for any errors or foolishness is solely my  
> own, but this Change Proposal includes significant text written by  
> Lachlan Hunt. I have not had a chance to ask him if he would like to  
> be named as a co-author.)
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