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[Bug 11217] Footnotes I find it hard to believe, that even today, HTML does not include a specific element for including notes within the text. Notes are necessary for the full argumentation in the text without still belonging to the main text itself, and they includ

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Doug Jones <jbdoug2@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Doug Jones <jbdoug2@gmail.com> 2010-11-05 16:25:17 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> Specification: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html
> Section: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/complete.html#top
> 
> Comment:
> Footnotes

Are you asking for an element such as <note> to specifically identify content
as a footnote, etc? Otherwise, a note can be placed in a <p> or <li> element in
an <aside> section. It seems to me that aside is a better choice than figure.

<aside class="footnote">
 <ol>
   <li value="1">First footnote.</li>
   <li value="2">Second footnote.</li>
 </ol>
</aside>

I agree that a note is a structural aspect of a document, but am not sure if a
separate element is required. There are not elements for chapter or sentence.

Doug Jones

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