[whatwg] The IMG element, proposing a CAPTION attribute
elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Fri Nov 10 08:41:08 PST 2006
Jeff Seager wrote:
> A better way would be to semantically attach the caption or cutline to
> the image itself, so its display is paired naturally. In this way, the
> width of the cutline would be dictated (unless overruled in the
> stylesheet) by the width of the image. I'm suggesting that CAPTION be
> adopted as a new attribute of the IMG element, as it is already for the
> TABLE element.
I don't think caption should be an attribute, an element maybe, but not
The problem is that captions can and do have substructure. For instance,
a caption might include multiple emphasized or strongly emphasized
sections. Attributes just aren't powerful enough for this.
Given that, I suspect we're probably better off just using regular
paragraphs in text with appropriate CSS instructions rather than
introducing a new element.
Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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