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Subject: Re: [docbook-tc] Simplified DocBook

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/ Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> was heard to say:
| / Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com> was heard to say:
| | At 10:42 2003 12 19 -0700, Scott Hudson wrote:
| |>Hi Norm,
| |>
| |>according to the HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0,  should our caption be set to optional as well?
| |
| | In DocBook, a "table" (as opposed to an "informaltable") is formal
| | and hence the title (aka caption) is required.  I suspect that's
| | why the caption is required in this case.
| Precisely. Allowing "table" to appear without any kind of title would
| make processing tables much more complicated. If you want a table
| without a caption, use informaltable.
| |>Also, should we allow the same attribute values?
| Yes, and we do.
| | As far as I can tell, the only attribute we don't allow on caption
| | that HTML 4.01 does is align, and that's a styling issue which is
| | probably why Norm left it off.
| No, that was just an oversight. Sigh, I guess we have to add it.

Sigh again. Actually, caption has to allow all the event and other
attributes too.

                                        Be seeing you,

- -- 
Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | Everything should be made as
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | simple as possible, but no simpler.
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee |
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