hRecipe issues (was Re: [uf-discuss] title ->
Mr. Meitar Moscovitz
meitarm at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 06:32:28 PST 2009
Thought I'd throw in my native-English-speaker's 2¢ to help you out:
On Jan 21, 2009, at 1:00 AM, Thomas Loertsch wrote:
> by the way I didn't get an answer to my original question: since i'm
> not a
> native speaker i would like to get some advice on the subtle
> differences in
> meaning. from what i understand
> heading has a connotation of "layout", mixing style with structure,
Close, but not exactly. Heading is more about prominence or importance
more than it is about layout. Headings are often styled specially
because of their important, but the semantic meaning has to do with
how heavily weighted the content should be.
> caption is more of a byline to something than the top or beginning
> of it,
For the most part, yes. It's specifically used to provide brief
explanations or supplemental (additional) information to a particular
piece of content. It's specifically not given the importance that
headings are, however.
> label is more attached to a thing, not so much an integral part
> of it.
Actually, no. This is closer to the definition of a caption than a
label. A label is more commonly used to refer to something that is
required for the comprehension of the thing it is attached to, whereas
a caption is typically deemed more acceptable to leave out.
> would be nice to get some help
Hope this helps,
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