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[http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Sep/0652.html summary by Maciej Stachowiak]
[http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Sep/0652.html summary by Maciej Stachowiak]

Latest revision as of 14:35, 9 July 2013

Tables and figures should have captions, or at least legends.

Lists sometimes need headers.

The dt element is sometimes a mini-header.

label can be viewed as a mini-header.

Why are there so many similar elements, and why are they not being re-used?

Unfortunately, each of the existing elements has some behavior (in practice, at least) that causes technical problems when trying to reuse them.

summary by Maciej Stachowiak