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[whatwg] Footnotes

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 23:54:50 +0100
Message-ID: <18758.57402.35019.780877@opera.com>
Also sprach Douglas Mayle:

 > As an aside <tongue in cheek/> I noticed the new aside element.  Isn't  
 > aside more of a presentational decision?  What's the difference  
 > between sidenotes and footnotes other than styling?  Would we be  
 > better off combining both use cases into a single element with an  
 > attribute to provide display hinting?

You can describe the presentation of various types of notes in CSS:

  http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-gcpm/#footnotes

Indeed, the element itself should't say anything about "foot" or
"side" or "end" -- that's a presentational issue.

Cheers,

-h&kon
              H?kon Wium Lie                          CTO ??e??
howcome at opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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