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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-ruby] (Ab-)using `ruby` for HTML footnotes? (#5891)

From: Chris Lilley via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 13:32:56 +0000
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Although ruby was introduced to HTML & CSS primarily because of its use in Asian languages, nothing about it is specific to that. Similarly, although it is often used to give a phonetic pronunciation, ruby is not specific to that so other uses are okay.

And yes it is really odd that HTML has nothing for directly expressing an inline note (a footnote is just one presentation possibility, more suitable to paginated content). 

So I would not say it is an abuse. It is a bit creative, but mostly because people only think of the most common use cases.

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