## caption (db.caption)

caption — A caption.

## Synopsis

caption (db.caption) ::=

## Attributes

• note must not occur among the children or descendants of caption
• example must not occur among the children or descendants of caption
• figure must not occur among the children or descendants of caption
• table must not occur among the children or descendants of caption
• sidebar must not occur among the children or descendants of caption

## Description

A caption is an extended description of a mediaobject or figure or other formal or informal element. Unlike a textobject, which is an alternative to the other elements in the mediaobject, the caption augments the object.

### Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block.

### Parents

These elements contain caption: example, figure, informaltable (db.cals.informaltable), mediaobject, table (db.cals.table).

### Children

The following elements occur in caption: blockquote, epigraph, example, figure, info (db.titleforbidden.info), informaltable (db.cals.informaltable), informaltable (db.html.informaltable), itemizedlist, literallayout, mediaobject, note, orderedlist, para, programlisting, revhistory, sidebar, table (db.cals.table), table (db.html.table), variablelist.