Re: FOOTNOTE element

Murray Maloney (murray@sco.com)
Thu, 9 Mar 1995 13:07:24 -0500 (EST)


Subject: Re: FOOTNOTE element
To: michaelj@relay.relay.com
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 1995 13:07:24 -0500 (EST)
From: Murray Maloney <murray@sco.com>
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
In-Reply-To: <MICHAELJ.950309095219@relay.relay.com> from "Michael Johnson" at Mar 9, 95 10:46:30 am
Message-Id:  <9503091307.aa01119@dali.scocan.sco.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.