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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: (img | figure | icon) ?
Date Tue, 03 Aug 2004 15:18:35 GMT
Johannes Schaefer wrote:
> Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> 
>> Silvia Haramburu wrote:
>>
>>> Hi!
>>> What is the real difference between IMG, FIGURE & ICON?
>>> I mean, in which case should I use each one?
>>> Can someone tell me?
>>
>> Short answer: use <img> :-)
>>
>> Long answer: honestly I don't think we know, as it was part of the 
>> original Document DTD that we have inherited. We will move to XTML2 in 
>> the next releases, so sticking to <img> will be a pretty safe bet.
>>
> There is a difference (at least in sDocBook there is):
> <figure> needs a title that will be rendered as caption;
> <img> (<mediaobject><imageobject>...) doesn't.
> 
> Right now sDocBook-figures get rendered in Forrest-Document-XML
> as tables with two rows: one for the <figure> (or <img>?), one
> for the caption. This looses some information that might be used
> for rendering in PDF, e.g. that caption and image always should
> stick together on the same page ...

Ok.

> Then, I don't know about XTML2, so ...
> (Extensible Telephony ML?? http://xml.coverpages.org/xtml.html)

Oops, I meant XHTML 2.0

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Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
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