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Re: footnotes

From: Alan G. Isaac <aisaac@american.edu>
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 15:49:42 -0400
Message-ID: <357D91D6.9556BF74@american.edu>
To: www-html@w3.org
There have been many thoughtful
comments offered on footnotes,
some suggesting a variety of
workarounds. Thanks for these.

There seems to be agreement that
footnotes have semantic value.
This suggests that html shd offer
specific footnote handling.

I also want to re-emphasize the
additional issue,
which is that since other formats
accommodate this semantic value,
the failure of html to do so hinders
algorithmic translation between
formats. Specifically, it means that
html is a useless format for the
development and maintenance of
documentation, which is a shame.

--Alan G. Isaac
Received on Tuesday, 9 June 1998 17:44:32 UTC

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