On Friday, 24 Oct 2014 at 11:28, Nicolas Goaziou wrote:
> Eric S Fraga <e.fr...@ucl.ac.uk> writes:
>> The old behaviour was not consistent in the sense of captions for
>> different objects being placed differently but the behaviour was
>> "consistent" with what is recognised as best practice in typesetting:
>> captions below figures and captions above tables.  However, I agree with
>> the desire for complete control.
> If this is really considered as best practice (would you have
> a reference about it?), we really should consider making it the default.
> Reading the thread, it seemed to me that it wasn't as universal.

Not sure whether any reference will be definitive as there will always
be those that argue when it comes to style.  However, a web search for
"typesetting captions for tables and figures" gives quite a few results,
the first of which is interesting:


which is headed "Captions for figures and tables".  I quote:

     The caption for a figure appears below the graphic; for a table,

The fact that LaTeX encourages the above is also a good sign.

However, I should add that I could be somewhat anglo-centric in this: I
really have no idea what technical writing in other languages might look

: Eric S Fraga (0xFFFCF67D), Emacs, Org release_8.3beta-475-g25d50e

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