[whatwg] Footnotes

Douglas Mayle douglas at openplans.org
Mon Dec 15 14:00:57 PST 2008

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?

Douglas Mayle
The Open Planning Project

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