[whatwg] Figure without caption
colin at fontshop.com
Wed Mar 14 14:47:31 PDT 2007
My reading is that one would use <figure> as the block-level parent of
the second image, where the first image could happily be inline.
Michel Fortin wrote:
> Le 2007-03-14 à 16:24, Lachlan Hunt a écrit :
>> Even if figure were allowed to be used without legend, what would be
>> the point? That would be no better than just adding an extraneous
>> wrapper <div> around the object just to work around the content model
> If <figure> denotes illustrative content, your image then becomes an
> illustration of the subject in the surrounding text. Otherwise, you
> have no way to distinguish images which are meant to be read as part
> of the text -- mathematic formulas embedded as images for instance --
> and those which are more detached from the prose -- a photo
> illustrating the text's subject.
> - - -
> I'd like to submit this example of a news article having two pictures;
> both are styled the same, they both have the same purpose
> (illustration), yet one has no caption while the other has one.
> If we say the second picture is a figure, how can we reasonably say
> the first one is not? A table does not need a caption to be a table,
> and I don't think a figure needs a caption to be a figure: it just
> needs to be an illustration of the surrounding subject.
> Michel Fortin
> michel.fortin at michelf.com
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