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Re: Request for group input on ISSUE-83 (figure and details captions)

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 23:53:47 -0600
Message-ID: <643cc0271001242153j4209cd32tb6d2f8434be3bdce@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>, Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, public-html-a11y@w3.org
> My proposal is still[4] <about>.
> Rationale: <about> can function if the content is not seen - like for
> the <details> element. <about> can also work if <figure> contains an
> <img> only. Then it is clear that <about> is about the image. <about>
> can also work as more "pure" caption for a normal classic, academic
> figure. And it doesn't hurt that <about> could be used about other
> elements that potentially could get staffed with a caption - in the
> future.

I did want to mention that RDFa makes use of about, but about isn't a
standard HTML5 attribute.

I would prefer we not use similar names, but I still have no strong
objection to about. Could be difficult to find anything unique among
the many different documents associated with HTML5. Come to that, I
think about is used with Microdata too.


> [1]
> http://www.w3.org/mid/1c8dbcaa1001241437r1452e90bp7f82c1ea3cfb0e49@mail.gmail.com
> [2] http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/tabular-data.html#the-table-element
> [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Jan/0615
> [4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Sep/0961
> --
> leif halvard silli
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