[whatwg] caption for lists and others Re: XSLT: HTML 5 --> HTML

Karl Dubost karl at w3.org
Fri Feb 9 05:03:39 PST 2007

Le 9 févr. 2007 à 21:42, Jorgen Horstink a écrit :
> I totally agree. But then I would suggest to use some sort of title  
> element. But that would not make sense because it conflicts with  
> Hx. But if we want something like LH for lists, the question is;  
> aren't there other elements which can use some sort of caption/ 
> title/header? How about images (viewing the title of the image  
> seems useful to me)?


The caption element has been created for tables, but except if  
browsers have a special parsing for it. I wonder what it would give  
associated with other things like objects, lists, etc.
It's very common to see index of figures, index of tables, etc.

     <caption>Here my caption</caption>

Or something like this

     <meta property="dc:title">Here my caption</meta>

Though Ian seems to say that meta is put back in the HEAD element.

Q1: Is it happening only in tag soup parsing mode?
Q2: Would a data element which has not been created yet would solve  
the issue Q1?

     <data property="dc:title">Here my caption</data>

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