<a footnote="proposal">

Hans-Peter Stricker (stricker@zedat.fu-berlin.de)
Sat, 12 Oct 1996 02:03:50 +0200

Message-ID: <325EE066.1729@zedat.fu-berlin.de>
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 1996 02:03:50 +0200
From: Hans-Peter Stricker <stricker@zedat.fu-berlin.de>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: <a footnote="proposal">

I wish to propose a new attribute for the <a>-tag, which will allow to
display some kind of footnotes. This is how it should work:
The source-code  

<a footnote="some text">the footnoted text</a>  

should cause the HTML-processor to mark "the footnoted text" as
footnoted and to display "some text", e.g. on mouse-click. "some text"
might be displayed in a little pop-up window next to "the footnoted
text" or in the status bar.
Using "footnote" allows for providing short comments without loading
hole HTML-documents or jumping to the bottom of a page which is not very
comfortable for the reader. As an attribute of <a> it allows especially
for footnoting images and using footnotes in the <map>-environment.
Looking forward to some comments of yours
Hans-Peter Stricker