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[whatwg] details == footnote ?

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 09:47:41 +0300
Message-ID: <92B7F90F-5D9E-46E0-9D46-FA71E092C164@iki.fi>
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On Apr 24, 2007, at 18:09, Elliotte Harold wrote:

> Is the details element a generalization of footnotes/endnotes? For  
> instance would it be appropriate to render a details element as a  
> footnote or endnote? Would it be appropriate to encode a footnote  
> or endnote as a details element in which the footnote marker was  
> the legend?

My understanding is that its purpose is to mark up parts of  
application UI that are behind a disclosure triangle.

Footnotes, on the other hand, are visible by default.

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Henri Sivonen
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