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[whatwg] Footnotes

From: Brenton Strine <Brenton.Strine@citrix.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 14:18:01 -0800
Message-ID: <D39A76FB8D83CD46BAFF70409BC6195C050BB903B7@sbapexch05>
Maybe after having a few months to think about it some better ideas will pop up?

I'd like to see a dedicated way to do footnotes as well. I think it would be worth having the discussion again.

Brenton

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From: whatwg-bounces@lists.whatwg.org [mailto:whatwg-bounces@lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 2:11 PM
To: Douglas Mayle
Cc: whatwg at whatwg.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Footnotes

On Mon, 15 Dec 2008, Douglas Mayle wrote:
>
> I'm sorry to bring this up if the subject has been touched on before...
> 
> In perusing the HTML5 standard, I noticed that footnotes are still a 
> redheaded stepchild in the draft.  Given how many workarounds and 
> hacks are performed to create support for footnotes using standard 
> elements, is there any reason why there isn't a dedicated mechanism 
> for footnotes in HTML?

The main reason is that we couldn't find any solutions that were especially compelling. A more detailed response to the earlier feedback on the topic is here:

   http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2008-April/014485.html

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