ian at hixie.ch
Mon Dec 15 14:10:49 PST 2008
On Mon, 15 Dec 2008, Douglas Mayle wrote:
> 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?
The main reason is that we couldn't find any solutions that were
especially compelling. A more detailed response to the earlier feedback on
the topic is here:
Ian Hickson U+1047E )\._.,--....,'``. fL
http://ln.hixie.ch/ U+263A /, _.. \ _\ ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer. `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
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