[whatwg] image captions

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Wed Apr 12 21:01:53 PDT 2006

Michel Fortin wrote:
> Le 12 avr. 2006 à 14:02, Ben Meadowcroft a écrit :
>> I'd prefer using a caption element, even if it isn't backwards 
>> compatible.
>> However as an alternative why not reuse the label element?
> Apparently, the label element used outside a fieldset has the same 
> problems as caption outside a table (not present in the DOM, impossible 
> to style). At least on Gecko and WebKit.
> <http://www.michelf.com/docs/figure.html>

I think you confused the <legend> and <label> elements, because what you 
said and what you tested doesn't correspond.  Your test doesn't use the 
<label> element, it uses the <caption> and <legend> elements.  <label> 
certainly doesn't suffer from such problems, but using it for labelling 
things other than form controls seems wrong to me anyway.

Lachlan Hunt

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