[uf-discuss] Need a figure markup
brian.suda at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 18:14:13 PDT 2005
Tables have a LARGE amount of unused elements, including caption. So
if you want to model figure data after something, the table semantics
would be a logical place to start. Then extend from there.
On 10/28/05, Kevin Lawver <kevin at lawver.net> wrote:
> Sounds like a good idea, but larger and more diverse than a lot of
> what's come before.
> There are already semantic elements for citations, are we talking about
> adding even more meaning to them, and if so, what new meaning needs to
> be added?
> I think "alignright", "aligncenter" and "alignleft" aren't semantic, but
> they're unfortunately a neccessary evil. I think they can live in
> "harmony" with more semantic classes like "snapshot", "diagram" or others.
> Chris Messina wrote:
> > Over coffee this morning, Ryan, Tantek and I discussed the need for
> > generalized markup for figures like photos, tabular data, graphs and
> > so on in blog posts.
> > In particular, the way that images are typically rendered in a blog
> > post by default leaves something to be desired (floating right with
> > some margin helps tremendously but requires that styling to be applied
> > inline or via theme/stylesheet).
> > The WordPress theme Kubrick uses the classes "alignright",
> > "aligncenter" and "alignleft" to handle these things, but those
> > classes are hardly semantic or generalizable. What we need is a way to
> > encapsulate any kind of figure and then use other microformats like
> > hCard for citations or credit, Fotonotes and so on.
> > Anyway, I thought I would throw this out there and see what the CW is.
> > hFigure might be something to think about...
> > Other ideas/comments/proposals?
> > Chris
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