[whatwg] The IMG element, proposing a CAPTION attribute

Alexey Feldgendler alexey at feldgendler.ru
Wed Nov 22 09:15:26 PST 2006

On Wed, 22 Nov 2006 21:34:05 +0600, Michel Fortin  
<michel.fortin at michelf.com> wrote:

>> <figure> cannot be used like this:
>> <table>
>>    <thead>
>>      <tr>
>>        <th>Painting</th>
>>        <th>Title</th>
>>        <th>Author</th>
>>      </tr>
>>    </thead>
>>    <tbody>
>>      <tr>
>>        <td><img id="img1" src="..."></td>
>>        <td><label for="img1" type="title">Mona Lisa</label></td>
>>        <td>Leonardo da Vinci</td>
>>      </tr>
>>      ...
>>    </tbody>
>> </table>

> Hum, now that I see your example again, I understand that I haven't  
> adressed at all what you meant.
> Well, indeed that's a limitation of <figure>: it can't span across  
> different table cells. But on the other side, I don't think I'd call  
> "Mona Lisa" a caption in your example. It's certainly a title however,

I'm not saying it's a caption either. A caption is just one of the  
possible ways of rendering a title.

> and I think the table makes the association pretty clear by itself.

It's not clear for Google Images which needs to extract (image, title)  
pairs from documents.

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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