[whatwg] details == footnote ?

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Tue Apr 24 23:47:41 PDT 2007

[Oops. Resending to list.]

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.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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