[whatwg] Footnotes, endnotes, sidenotes
elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Sun Nov 5 04:52:12 PST 2006
Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> Scholarly books sometimes use both footnotes and endnotes for different
> things -- footnotes for citations and endnotes for tangential
> discussions, or vice versa. I've never seen an HTML document try to make
> this distinction, though.
Distinguishing footnotes and endnotes would require a multipage
document: footnotes go at the bottom of this page, endnotes at the
bottom of some other page.
Since HTML5 is primarily about single pages, I suggest calling any such
element footnote and not having a separate endnote element. This is a
good example of picking fewer over more semantics as discussed in
Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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