Re: <FIG> implies <P>?

Ka-Ping Yee (
Wed, 12 Jul 1995 14:41:44 -0400

> >I've noticed with Arena, that using a <FIG> implies a <P>. Is this
> >intentional?

On Wed, 12 Jul 1995, Rainer Klute wrote:
> According to the HTML 3 DTD a FIG element is not allowed inside a P
> element and terminates the P when it occurs. Here's your example in
> a normalize form (and please note that your notation of the FIG
> element itself was not right:

It doesn't make sense to me that figures should break paragraphs. This
behaviour is disagreeable to me, and also makes <FIG> operate distinctly
differently from <IMG> which it was supposed to replace.

But i might just be missing the obvious.
Is there a solid rationale for this?

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