[html5] Image captions in FIGUREs

Aen Tan hello at aentan.com
Mon Jul 13 17:29:14 PDT 2009

I was specifically referring to the LEGEND element.

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 7:56 AM, Aryeh Gregor<Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Read these:
> http://blog.whatwg.org/supporting-new-elements-in-ie
> http://blog.whatwg.org/styling-ie-noscript
> http://blog.whatwg.org/supporting-new-elements-in-firefox-2
> 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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