Re: FOOTNOTE element

Joe English (
Wed, 08 Mar 1995 15:41:34 -0800

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Subject: Re: FOOTNOTE element 
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Date: Wed, 08 Mar 1995 15:41:34 -0800
From: Joe English <> (Michael Johnson) wrote:

> I'd like to put in a bid to have the FN element restored. Here's why.
> 1) The content model of the <P> element makes it impossible to embed a
>    footnote inside of a paragraph, so that something like this:
>      <P>
>      Here is some text that needs a footnote<NOTE role=footnote>An out of ban
>      transmission</NOTE> inside of the paragraph.[...]
>    Ends up getting formatted like this:
>      Here is some text that needs a footnote
>      [*] inside of the paragraph. [...]
>      The next paragraph.

In the spirit of keeping HTML simple, 
I'd vote for dropping footnote support altogether.

Considering that all the other intra- and inter-document links
have to be maintained "by hand" anyway, there's little reason to
make the browser move footnotes around.  The author (or translation 
software) can do it just as easily as the browser can.

--Joe English