[whatwg] details == footnote ?
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Aug 22 00:03:26 PDT 2008
On Wed, 8 Aug 2007, Elliotte Harold wrote:
> Here's what I would ask: irrespective of presentation issues like when
> and where the notes appear on the page, what is the meaning of a details
> element and what is the meaning of a hypothetical footnote element? Are
> they significantly different?
<details> is a UI widget (a "disclosure triangle"). They show a summary of
information or widgets that can be expanded to show more details or
provide a greater array of controls.
title="" is for short annotations.
Paragraphs intended to annotate phrases or words (i.e. "footnotes") that
are longer than title="" would handle comfortably are subsections that are
related to others. For these it seems that inline links to other parts of
the document are most appropriate.
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http://ln.hixie.ch/ U+263A /, _.. \ _\ ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer. `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
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