Ticket #1444 (closed enhancement: wontfix)
Floating Figure with Legend or Figure with Caption (image descriptions; thumb variant)
|Reported by:||guest||Owned by:||gogo|
|Severity:||minor||Keywords:||image description figure legend caption float thumb|
In addition to regular image insert tools. It would be a nice enhancement to have the ability to insert floating (via CSS) blocks which contain an image and descriptive text; either as a Legend (allows for some basic formatting; links) or as a Caption (given a basic style that might allow for em and strong tags only.)
There should be a selector for float left, right, center.
A good place to start; as a reference; might be: (with emphasis on the legend vs caption) Scalable Figures and Image Captions with CSS and HTML http://rjohara.net/server/
And: CSS: figures & captions http://www.w3.org/Style/Examples/007/figures
Possibly extend the built-in image manager or EFM to include this as an option.
While HTML5 might allow for a cleaner, and better defined block for the content of figures w/ legends and captions... using a div + p variant is all we've got for now.
(Wishing Beyond Hope) In an ideal world, I could have each image upload include a caption or legend field. Post it to my database along with the file transfer... and have each image insert operation perform a request for the caption or legend from my database and offer it as an option to the user. (Each resize or edited copy would likely require a database entry; including thumbs)
(Further wishing) What about thumbs? Having an option to insert the thumbnail variant of the image as an inline stream to allow for wrapping; would be a nice enhancement as well.... (this would work best if it were possible to select multiple files to insert.)