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Re: ISSUE-128 (figure-in-p): Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 18:12:59 +0000 (UTC)
To: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1010071805420.12587@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 7 Oct 2010, Karl Dubost wrote:
> Le 5 oct. 2010 à 12:30, Ian Hickson a écrit :
> > What people do _not_ do with figures is put them in the middle of
> > sentences. 
> What about Sparklines?
> http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0001OR&topic_id=1

All of the figures on those pages are either between paragraphs or floated 
(in the latter case the exact position in the markup can't be guessed, but 
there's no reason to put such figures in the middle of a sentence either; 
doing so makes it harder to maintain).

There are a number of inline images on those pages, but those would be 
equivalent to just <img> with alternative text, IMHO, not <figure>.

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