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Re: <FIG> implies <P>?

From: Mike Batchelor <mikebat@clark.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 1995 08:21:33 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199507131221.IAA11280@clark.net>
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Ron Marriage once wrote...
> 
> The FIG tag is a paragraph tag itself.
> It implys the content is a paragraph on its own.
> It cannot go into another paragragh like the IMG tag can.
> 

Why should it be this way?  I can't think of any compelling reason why a
<FIG> has to imply a paragraph break.  Nor can I think of a compelling
reason why a <fig align=center> (the default) has to have word flow
disabled.

This:

> >xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >xxxxxxxxxxxxxx +-----+
> >xxxxxxxxxxxxxx |     |
> >xxxxxxxxxxxxxx |     |
> >xxxxxxxxxxxxxx |     |
> >xxxxxxxxxxxxxx +-----+
> >xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >

Is just as common in printed text as this:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxx +----------+ xxxxxxx
xxxx |          | xxxxxxx
xxxx |          | xxxxxxx
xxxx |          | xxxxxxx
xxxx |          | xxxxxxx
xxxx |          | xxxxxxx
xxxx +----------+ xxxxxxx
xxxx   caption    xxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

So why are they disallowed?

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