[whatwg] Subject: Re: many messages regarding image captions
jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Nov 28 08:09:28 PST 2006
David Walbert wrote:
> On Nov 27, 2006, at 10:39 PM, Michel Fortin wrote:
>> To me, a figure contains illustrative content attached to a document.
> I think that this broad notion of a "figure" is quite clever but frankly
> too clever for the typical person using HTML. It requires a level of
> editorial decision-making that I fear will confuse more authors than it
> helps, and confused authors make a confusing web.
Broad semantics mean that UAs can do fewer useful things with the information.
That dilutes the value of having any semantics at all.
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