hRecipe issues (was Re: [uf-discuss] title -> heading/label/caption/?)

Mr. Meitar Moscovitz meitarm at
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
> thomas

Hope this helps,
-Meitar Moscovitz

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