Subject: Re: FOOTNOTE element To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Thu, 9 Mar 1995 13:07:24 -0500 (EST) From: Murray Maloney <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org In-Reply-To: <MICHAELJ.email@example.com> from "Michael Johnson" at Mar 9, 95 10:46:30 am Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org.COM> I have to agree with Michael on the need for footnotes. > > 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.