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[whatwg] Footnotes

From: Douglas Mayle <douglas@openplans.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 17:00:57 -0500
Message-ID: <FAF43A5B-20EA-4723-940F-E24363544A52@openplans.org>
I'm sorry to bring this up if the subject has been touched on before...

In perusing the HTML5 standard, I noticed that footnotes are still a  
redheaded stepchild in the draft.  Given how many workarounds and  
hacks are performed to create support for footnotes using standard  
elements, is there any reason why there isn't a dedicated mechanism  
for footnotes in HTML?

Douglas Mayle
The Open Planning Project
Received on Monday, 15 December 2008 14:00:57 UTC

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