[whatwg] image captions

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Apr 5 16:29:59 PDT 2006

On Wed, 5 Apr 2006, fantasai wrote:
> As Lachlan points out, putting caption text in an attribute isn't very 
> good design and it gets in the way of a lot of things: marking up the 
> text, styling it without having to be a web tech expert of your caliber, 
> etc. The alt attribute has similar problems, but at least there we have 
> <object> as an alternative.

Sure, send proposals for better ways of doing it to the list, and I'll 
make sure to go through all of them when I get around to speccing the 
media section of the spec. I was just saying what WA1 currently considers 
appropriate markup, based on what HTML4 provides.

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