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[whatwg] The IMG element, proposing a CAPTION attribute

From: Michel Fortin <michel.fortin@michelf.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 07:43:45 -0500
Message-ID: <F8392DA5-0660-42AE-85A6-293C62C250F4@michelf.com>
Le 23 nov. 2006 ? 3:32, Alexey Feldgendler a ?crit :

> Anyway, "caption" is presentational.

Oh, please. If "caption" is presentational, then "paragraph" and  
"table" are as much, if not more. According to my dictionary:

paragraph
     a distinct section of a piece of writing, usually dealing
     with a single theme and indicated by a new line,
     indentation, or numbering.

table
     a set of facts or figures systematically displayed, esp.
     in columns.

caption
     a title or brief explanation appended to an article,
     illustration, cartoon, or poster.

If there is a definition in this list which doesn't suggest some kind  
of visual presentation, it's the caption. Surely you have a different  
definition than me.

The semantic relation between a caption and its image, or figure,  
should be exactly what is defined above: "a title or a brief  
explanation".

(Definitions from the New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd edition)


Michel Fortin
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