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ISSUE-90 background documentation on allowing any flow content in figure

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 17:07:30 -0500
Message-ID: <643cc0271003211507n2c7a85a7o896cb64b5860ebe2@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
The rationale for the editor declining bug 8404 is[1]:

Rationale: I actually agree with Shelley on this, and that's what HTML5 used to
say. However, it is one of the very few topics which got a _huge_ outcry from
Web authors around the Web, demanding that <figure> be allowed to contain
basically any flow content (including sections, headings, paragraphs, lists,
etc). That's why the spec says what it does now.

I searched through WhatWG and HTML WG email lists, and I didn't see
any significant pushback on the original definition of figure. Most of
the objections seemed to be attached to the bug, not in any email

I want my change proposal to be as comprehensive and complete as
possible. Can either the editor or other folks please provide a link
to the threads representing the "huge outcry" from web authors? It
doesn't have to be all, just a few links to some of the more telling
arguments. Or perhaps the editor can link the email thread that caused
him to change his mind.


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