[html5] Image captions in FIGUREs

Aryeh Gregor Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 16:56:10 PDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 7:01 PM, Aen Tan<hello at aentan.com> wrote:
> I'm just adopted HTML 5 and have started using it for a site which I
> will soon be launching. The reason I converted to HTML 5 is because
> I'm attracted to the simplicity and flexibility of the syntax compared
> to XHTML. I'm also a sucker for semantics because I believe
> information should be flowing freely around the web and semantics
> help. I'm using the FIGURE element to display images and I understand
> the correct element to use for captions, for now, is the LEGEND
> element. The thing is, it is unstyle-able.

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The problem is not something the WHATWG can fix.  Internet Explorer
will have to fix it in a future version.  Until then, you can work
around it in existing versions using script, if you're willing to do
that.  Otherwise, you can't use the new HTML 5 semantic elements yet,
but you can still use other features.

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