Re: CAPTION in FIG element

James Clark (
Thu, 16 Mar 1995 19:39:45 +0500

> From: lilley <>
> Date: Thu, 16 Mar 1995 20:12:33 +0000 (GMT)
> James Clark said:
> > Unless you use HTML.Recommended, %body.content includes #pcdata, so
> > FIG will have mixed content, so the white space before CAPTION will be
> > treated as #pcdata, but the content model doesn't allow a CAPTION
> > after #pcdata.
> So this is fixable? Or does it mean you have to use Reccomended or just be
> real careful where the line breaks fall?

I would think it should be fixed: it is not a good idea to have this
sort of content model (one that allows #pcdata somewhere but not
everywhere). I've just hacked up my parser to detect this, and I see
that the content models for %blockquote and ADDRESS have similar
problems (the latter even with HTML.Recommended).