[whatwg] Footnotes

Ian Hickson 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:


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