No it wouldn't require separate documents! You could include the footnote in
the parent document, if you wanted, and refer to <a href="#fn3" FOOTNOTE>3</a>
for example. Ahh, but what if there are several footnotes, how does the
browser know how much of what follows the <a name="fn3"> is actually part of
footnote number 3?
Is there any reason that the individual footnotes' text couldn't be terminated
with </a name="fn3">?? (It could default to ending the individual note's text
on the next <a name...>.) A sophisticated browser could notice that the "fn3"
section was referred to in a footnote, and extract it from the parent document
before display (or optionally leave it where it found it.) Perhaps, the
<a name=""> could have a "NOTETEXT" attribute which says to suppress this text
here if the browser has extracted the text to a pop-up, otherwise leave it
here. You could even have a separate footnotes file, containing all of the
footnotes for a document (or set of documents), that could still be used as
This would seem to address several of the issues raised re: footnotes.
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