Subject: Re: FOOTNOTE element Message-Id: <MICHAELJ.firstname.lastname@example.org> From: email@example.com (Michael Johnson) To: firstname.lastname@example.org (HTML discussion list) Date: Thu, 09 Mar 95 09:52:19 EST Joe English writes: >In the spirit of keeping HTML simple, >I'd vote for dropping footnote support altogether. No, no.. I don't want to see footnote support go away. They are valuable as a mechanism for allowing spot annotation within a document. With footnotes, the author does not have to maintain lots of little documents for footnotes, and when the reader wants to read a footnote, the browser doesn't have to go out and fetch a URL. Besides, I've already gone to the trouble of implementing popup footnotes in my browser and I do *NOT* want to rip that code out, thank you very much. A footnote element is a perfectly valid markup component, which other GML languages usually have. HTML should have it too. Michael Johnson Relay Technology, Inc.