[whatwg] image captions and fallback content

L. David Baron dbaron at dbaron.org
Mon Nov 27 20:53:15 PST 2006

On Tuesday 2006-11-28 01:49 +0000, Ian Hickson wrote:
>    <figure>
>      <img ...>
>      <legend> ... </legend>
>    </figure>
> There are special rules for what to do with 
> fallback that basically make the caption disappear (though of course this 
> won't happen in legacy UAs).

I'm assuming the rules you're referring to are those at:

Are these rules worth the complexity they add?

I think in many cases they may actually be harmful.  In particular,
authors who aren't thinking much about fallback content may be
writing captions that would be the most useful fallback content
available.  Insisting that those captions not be available when
there is no fallback content seems like a bad idea.


L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
           Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, Mozilla Corporation
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