Re: <a footnote="proposal">

Peter Flynn (pflynn@curia.ucc.ie)
15 Oct 1996 08:40:56 +0100


Date: 15 Oct 1996 08:40:56 +0100
From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>
Subject: Re: <a footnote="proposal">
To: marc@ckm.ucsf.edu
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <199610150740.IAA15557@curia.ucc.ie>

> Why can't you represent footnotes in the following form:
> 
> You can find out about named links from the HTML 2.0 page at the W3C
> <A HREF="http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/MarkUp/html-spec/html-spec_5.html#SEC5.7.3"
>   REV="footnote">
>     <sub>1</sub>
> </A>.

Nothing wrong with that, if your footnote is instantiated as a separate
page, but as I understand it, it would be REL=footnote, rather than
REV. REV=footnote would mean that your document was the footnote to the
W3C HTML Spec. Footnotes usually use <sup>, but it would be a useful
practice if <fn> caused a <sup> and leave the way clear for you to use
<sub> with <a>.

///Peter