[whatwg] The IMG element, proposing a CAPTION attribute

Matthew Raymond mattraymond at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 26 17:26:16 PST 2006

Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Nov 2006 09:11:28 +0600, Matthew Raymond  
>>    I think we have two separate issues here. You're trying to address a
>> valid concern, but it has nothing to do with figures and figure
>> captions, and there's no reason to avoid markup for figures just because
>> we want to address the limitations of attributes like |title| and |alt|.
> In your opinion, if %Text attributes ("title", "alt") in HTML allowed  
> nested markup somehow, wouldn't the "title" attribute sufficient for  
> fulfilling the use case of captions?

   No, because a caption is not necessarily "advisory information"[1],
which is what the |title| attribute is defined as containing.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/global.html#adef-title

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