[whatwg] [html5] Image captions in FIGUREs

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Wed Jul 15 22:57:41 PDT 2009

Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On the note of <legend> styling, currently a legend-in-fieldset isn't
> handled by the standard CSS renderer *at all* in FF, last I heard

More precisely it's handled as having a special "position" value that 
you can't override, more or less, and that position value forces 
float:none and display:block and certain sizing behavior, more or less. 
  All of this is expressed in CSS.  After that you use the CSS 
renderer...  On the other hand, <fieldset> itself is pretty weird in 
terms of the way it renders; it doesn't use any of the standard CSS box 
types.  The box type it does use makes certain assumptions about the 
styling of the <legend>.  All that might get changed, but it only 
matters for <legend> in <fieldset>.  Current trunk Gecko handles 
<legend> outside <fieldset> as just another block, in terms of the 
renderer.  How you get such a DOM is a separate issue.  Firefox 3.5 and 
earlier does weird things for <legend> outside <fieldset>.


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