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Re: [html5] inline table

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:24:46 +0000
Message-ID: <CAEhSh3d9twKeQrDaQ6x8LmBwdVXrJ7SOEBD+U45bVuNyuQCpaQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>, public-html@w3.org
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 8:06 AM, Leif Halvard Silli
<xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
>> Can you give an example of real content with inline-block tables?
> Example: The <object> element is supposed to be able to contain
> fallback for AT etc. And so, an image of a diagram could use a table as fallback.

Can anyone give an example of real content where a diagram is inline
*and* the appropriate fallback would be a table?

>> What's your rationale for not using <div> instead of <p> here?
>> Note how HTML5 defines what represents a "paragraph":
>>     http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/content-models.html#paragraphs
> It is a bit unpractical to change the parent element just because the
> child element happens to to be an <object> with fallback, no?

Aesthetically unpleasing, sure. But impractical? Likely not as
impractical as changing the parsing of <p>.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Monday, 30 January 2012 18:25:14 UTC

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