## 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).