Re: FOOTNOTE element

Murray Maloney (
Thu, 9 Mar 1995 15:51:35 +0500

I have to agree with Michael on the need for footnotes.

> Joe English writes:
> >In the spirit of keeping HTML simple,
> >I'd vote for dropping footnote support altogether.
> No, no.. I don't want to see footnote support go away. They are valuable as
> a mechanism for allowing spot annotation within a document. With footnotes,
> the author does not have to maintain lots of little documents for footnotes,
> and when the reader wants to read a footnote, the browser doesn't have to go
> out and fetch a URL.
> Besides, I've already gone to the trouble of implementing popup footnotes in
> my browser and I do *NOT* want to rip that code out, thank you very much.
> A footnote element is a perfectly valid markup component, which other GML
> languages usually have. HTML should have it too.
> Michael Johnson
> Relay Technology, Inc.