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[whatwg] Subject: Re: many messages regarding image captions

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 16:09:28 +0000
Message-ID: <456C5F38.7080007@cam.ac.uk>
David Walbert wrote:
> On Nov 27, 2006, at 10:39 PM, Michel Fortin wrote:
>> To me, a figure contains illustrative content attached to a document. 

> I think that this broad notion of a "figure" is quite clever but frankly 
> too clever for the typical person using HTML. It requires a level of 
> editorial decision-making that I fear will confuse more authors than it 
> helps, and confused authors make a confusing web.


Broad semantics mean that UAs can do fewer useful things with the information. 
That dilutes the value of having any semantics at all.

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