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Re: note element in XHTML 2.0

From: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 10:45:38 -0500
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To: "Bruce D'Arcus" <bdarcus@gmail.com>, www-html@w3.org

At 9:24 PM +0000 3/20/06, Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
>I've not followed the development of XHTML 2.0 much, but looking at 
>the spec there is one missing semantic structure I think would be 
>quite valuable: note.
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>This would fill the role of a footnote or endnote structure common 
>in print-oriented formats. Indeed, people are already adopting 
>workarounds to implement something like this with XHTML 1.0 and CSS, 
>but it's hardly ideal. I'd rather be able to just do <note>Some 
>note.</note> inline and style it with CSS, a la lists.

For an interesting model in prior art look at the handling of notes 
in DAISY books:

http://www.daisy.org/publications/guidelines/sg-daisy3/part2-block.htm#notes

Al

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>Bruce
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