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Why does an environment's label have to appear after the caption?

In the following example, there are no reference numbers to the figures when I compile using pdflatex:



%debugging package for figuring out why my figure references keep disappearing




Bob is reference \ref{bob}. Jane is reference \ref{jane}.


Any idea why?

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marked as duplicate by Jake, lockstep, Count Zero, Werner, egreg May 30 '12 at 6:34

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@Jake Indeed. And I'm eagerly awaiting the day stackexchange starts handing out reputation and/or badges for finding duplicates. – lockstep May 29 '12 at 21:06

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You need to put \label after \caption.

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I see now. Thank you very much. – Nathan Alday May 29 '12 at 21:21
@NathanAlday You may also thank me by accepting may answer. ;-) – lockstep May 29 '12 at 21:22

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