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RE: use cases for figure without figcaption?

From: Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:44:34 +0000
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
CC: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6y0tlx1x7ggqu98ii70t2h4u.1372034366970@email.android.com>
Following up on my own post, this article provides technical web development advice:


It shows a <figure> in one example without a <figcaption>. While the example is demonstrating the use of pseudo-elements, it does so by using one to create a caption for a photo.

A reader may take it to mean that this is the way to create captions.

Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com> wrote:

> From: Steve Faulkner [mailto:faulkner.steve@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:13 PM
> hi Adrian,
> why <figure> in this case, why not <p>?

In short, I don't know.

I mentioned this because I have seen this somewhere in the wild, I just cannot for the life of me find where I saw it (I've been looking).

At the time I tried to understand why <figure> was chosen, couldn't, and filed it away in the place in my head where I store odd HTML element use.

Otherwise I agree with Léonie. I cannot fathom a reason to do this, but I assume that's my own lack of creativity.

> On 20 June 2013 19:38, Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com> wrote:
> > From: Steve Faulkner [mailto:faulkner.steve@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 2:24 PM
> >
> > what are the use cases for a <figure> without a <figcaption>?
> Gallery. Not just a photo gallery, but a gallery of samples (charts, screen
> shots, videos, etc.). In that case you may not want to put a caption with
> each, but you may want to reference them as "figures" of the work that
> you do as part of a larger product/service pitch.
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