Figures - Do you use the right HTML/CSS code to add images and captions?
3/06/2020 5:09 AM by
Most developers put the image and the caption in a DIV tag. The figure is just a paragraph.
Figure: Bad Example
Instead, you should use <DL>, <DT> (which is the item in the list – in our case an image) and <DD>for a caption. This structure gives semantic meaning to the image and figure.
<dl class="image"> OR <dl class="badImage"> OR <dl class="goodImage">
Figure: Good Example
Note: <dl> stands for "definition list"; <dt> for "definition term"; and <dd> for "definition description".
Do you feel this rule needs an update?