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Re: [css-gcpm] Footnotes as Regions

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:42:56 +0200
Message-ID: <21456.14960.917349.310974@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-style\@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Dave Cramer wrote:

 > During the Seoul F2F, we discussed the idea of implementing footnotes (and
 > running heads) using regions [1], in order to reduce the amount of "magic"
 > required to define footnotes. The basic idea is that we have document
 > content that needs to move somewhere else. So it seems quite natural to
 > write
 > 
 > span.footnote {
 >   flow-into: footnote;
 > }
 > 
 > and then have a "footnote" region at the bottom of the page. Defining that
 > region could happen in several ways. GCPM currently uses an @footnote area
 > inside @page, and we could just use that along with "flow-from" rather than
 > "float: footnote":
 > 
 > @page {
 >   @footnote { flow-from: footnote }
 > }

I'd be reluctant to change the syntax; we have two interoperable
shipping implementations that support the current GCPM syntax.

  http://www.wiumlie.no/2014/tests/books/footnotes-ah.pdf
  http://www.wiumlie.no/2014/tests/books/footnotes-pr.pdf
  http://books.spec.whatwg.org/#footnotes

Cheers,

-h&kon
              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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