Collapsing figure/img tags into simplified fig-img tag


Date: August 11, 2017

A purpose of a system like AkashaCMS is simplifying the work of content authors to more efficiently write their content. The task of simplifying work is multi-faceted and can be taken in many different directions.

The task at hand was to collapse the <figure>/<img> combination into a simplified tag.

This combination is the preferred way of presenting images, especially when there's to be a caption.

The typical pattern is:

<figure>
<img src="/path/to/some-image.jpg"/>
<figcaption>Caption text including Source: BBC</figcaption>
</figure>

While the HTML isn't all that extensive it can be tedious to write this over and over. The simplification?

<fig-img href="/path/to/some-image.jpg"/>
Caption text including Source: BBC
</fig-img>

For complete information see: AskashaCMS "built-in" plugin documentation - Foundational support for constructing any HTML

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