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Table Block: add caption support #11589

fienen opened this issue Nov 7, 2018 · 1 comment · Fixed by #15554

Table Block: add caption support #11589

fienen opened this issue Nov 7, 2018 · 1 comment · Fixed by #15554


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@fienen fienen commented Nov 7, 2018

Describe the bug
When creating a table block, you have to manually edit the HTML if you want to include a caption on the table. A <caption> is allowed to be the first child of a <table> element for accessibility purposes as described in and

To Reproduce
Steps to reproduce the behavior:

  1. Create or edit a post
  2. Insert a table block
  3. Convert to HTML editing
  4. Add a <caption> element just inside the <table> element
  5. Convert back to visual editing

Expected behavior
This should not produce an error, and should be treated as acceptable markup. Bonus points if the table block editor straight up supported captions, as well as thead/tfoot without having to manually editing the HTML of the table.


Desktop (please complete the following information):

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Browser: Chrome
  • Version: 70

Additional context

  • Gutenberg 4.2.0
@ellatrix ellatrix changed the title Table Block editor treats captions as invalid markup Table Block: add caption support Jun 24, 2019

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@ellatrix ellatrix commented Jun 24, 2019

Right, there is currently no caption support.

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