[whatwg] Footnotes, endnotes, sidenotes

Alexey Feldgendler alexey at feldgendler.ru
Tue Oct 31 07:00:17 PST 2006

On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 20:30:44 +0600, James Graham <jg307 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:

>>     <p>Some text <span class="sidenote">this is a sidenote to put
>>        in the margin</span> and some other text.</p>

> This seems to have a poor backward compatibility story - in a non-supporting
> UA the note ends up in the flow.

It can be styled to float and/or relocated by a client-side script.

> Indeed. +1 on this general idea -1 on the precise markup, in particular the
> <div><ol> structure for the list of notes (this should be a new element, if
> possible) and the use of <sup>. It would also be nice to reduce some of the
> excess baggage on the <a> element, if possible.

The drawback of the tranditional markup is that it requires knowing the ordinal number of the footnote in advance.

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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