[whatwg] many messages regarding image captions

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 28 06:38:27 PST 2006

On Tue, 2006-11-28 at 09:16 -0500, David Walbert wrote:

> Would the credit element, whatever it is called, be block or inline?
> Semantically I don't believe it makes much difference. I suppose I'd
> recommend that it be an inline element inside the <legend>, because
> then with CSS I could declare it to be display: block and pull it out,
> whereas if it's a block-level element, there's no easy way to put it
> back inside the legend.

<address /> is not the same as <credit /> but you might well want to
include an <address /> (e.g. for a link to the creator's homepage) in
<credit /> which might necessitate a block content model.

> Is licensing information part of the credit? The simple "All Rights
> Reserved" is common, but what about a link to a Creative Commons or
> other license? What about the Creative Commons logo? Can the legend or
> credit of a figure contain another image? 

I would say yes.
> Finally, the captions for images in the content management system I
> designed and use also include a link to a full database record of the
> image -- but that is, I guess, part of a credit rather than of a
> caption, and such usage isn't  common. 

Sounds like part of the caption rather than the credit to me, but you
probably know best.

My one query is whether we want to use <credit /> for other things too.
For example, if a page aggregates content from different authors (e.g.
using RSS feeds or indeed a newspaper front page) would it be handy to
name them with <credit />?

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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