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[whatwg] many messages regarding image captions

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 01:13:17 -0500
Message-ID: <456BD37D.7030906@inkedblade.net>
Michel Fortin wrote:
> 
> To me, a figure contains illustrative content attached to a document. It 
> may be an image, a code sample, or a snippet of another document used as 
> an example. I think it's important we do not try to narrow too much what 
> can and what cannot be contained in a figure; that's the job of the 
> author do decide.
> 
> For instance, lets say an author wants to put a paragraph in a figure. 
> It could be to show how the font is rendered, in which case he may 
> prefer to use a pixel or vector image because what is important is the 
> shape of the characters; it may be to show a particular writing style, 
> in which case it's much better to provide the paragraph as text directly 
> as the text itself is the illustration. In any case, the author knows 
> what he wants to illustrate, and we should allow him to use the best 
> medium for that task.

Some examples of this kind of usage, albeit without the captions:
   http://www.mozilla.org/contribute/writing/markup#notes

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 27 November 2006 22:13:17 UTC

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