[whatwg] Footnotes

Håkon Wium Lie howcome at opera.com
Mon Dec 15 14:54:50 PST 2008

Also sprach Douglas Mayle:

 > As an aside <tongue in cheek/> I noticed the new aside element.  Isn't  
 > aside more of a presentational decision?  What's the difference  
 > between sidenotes and footnotes other than styling?  Would we be  
 > better off combining both use cases into a single element with an  
 > attribute to provide display hinting?

You can describe the presentation of various types of notes in CSS:


Indeed, the element itself should't say anything about "foot" or
"side" or "end" -- that's a presentational issue.


              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
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