[Bug 8309] semantics of footnotes : why not using <aside> elements as well?


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-01-06 08:33:21 ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: It seems like this is possible already. Just put the footnotes in an
<aside>, and link to them using <a>. The position of the <aside> is a stylistic
matter; CSS is how that should be handled.

I don't really follow why title="" would be bad for accessibility; it's a
purely semantic attribute so ATs can expose it however they deem best. It can
also be styled as a footnote if you prefer that presentation to tooltips 
that's again a stylistic issue.

We might want to consider a more explicit footnote mechanic in a future
version, though.

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Received on Wednesday, 6 January 2010 08:33:23 UTC