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[whatwg] Figure without caption (was: Embedding Elements Should be Structured Inline-Level)

From: Bill Mason <whatwg@accessibleinter.net>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 17:19:40 -0700
Message-ID: <45F8911C.3090904@accessibleinter.net>
Michel Fortin wrote:

> Le 2007-03-14 ? 16:24, Lachlan Hunt a ?crit :
>> Even if figure were allowed to be used without legend, what would  
>> be the point?  That would be no better than just adding an  
>> extraneous wrapper <div> around the object just to work around the  
>> content model restrictions.

As a newcomer still working through the specification, it is not clear
to me that <figure> requires a <legend>.

The content model calls for "exactly one legend element".  But then
several paragraphs later the text reads "The first legend element child
of the element, if any...."

I think this part of the specification needs to more clearly state if
one legend element is required, or if zero is acceptable.

Bill Mason
Accessible Internet
whatwg at accessibleinter.net
Received on Wednesday, 14 March 2007 17:19:40 UTC

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