[whatwg] The IMG element, proposing a CAPTION attribute
danbri at danbri.org
Fri Nov 10 10:49:55 PST 2006
Elliotte Harold wrote:
> 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
> an attribute.
> 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.
I agree, attributes are too weak (eg. couldn't support
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