[whatwg] The IMG element, proposing a CAPTION attribute
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Nov 10 16:16:16 PST 2006
On Fri, 10 Nov 2006, Michel Fortin wrote:
> And today's browsers also have problems with <caption> outside a table,
> which implies that my previously proposed markup for this:
> <caption>caption text</caption>
> ... figure content here ...
> would not work correctly in today's browsers. But if you look at things
> in another way, today's Firefox can't handle <section>, <aside>,
> <header>, and <footer> correctly either (stopping the section at the
> first block-level element!).
The difference is that <caption> will never work, because of things like
<caption> ...A... </caption>
...which, for legacy compatibility reasons, must result in a DOM where the
text with "A" ends up in a second <caption> element that is a child of the
The idea of having markup of this form:
<-caption-> ... </-caption->
...is a fine idea, however, which has been proposed multiple times, and
I'm sure we'll use some variant on that. We just can't use <caption>. Or
<label>, because that's for form controls.
I imagine we'll use <legend>. Parsers are a bit erratic with it right now,
but we're requiring them to shape up for the parser part of the spec
already, and the <details> element uses it already.
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