[uf-discuss] Footnotes

Jeremy Boggs jeremyboggs at gmail.com
Mon Jan 1 08:10:59 PST 2007

On Dec 31, 2006, at 1:44 PM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> Exactly. The only use-case I forsee is for blog footnotes. There  
> may be
> others, but in the spirit of going with existing markup, using for  
> a blog is
> what I'm currently[1] doing.

Some examples of footnoting and endnoting can be found in:

1. Blogs
2. Electronic Journals and journal articles
3. Pre-Print archives/self-archiving of academic papers.
4. Online books
5. Online conferences

A good start for discussing the limitations of footnoting on the web,  
regarding tools, markup strategies, and presentation, is Paula  
Petrik's "Scholarship on the Web: Managing & Presenting Footnotes &  
Endnotes." [1] Paula doesn't discuss microformats, but in addition to  
markup examples, she also points to various discussions about  
footnoting/endnoting at the W3C and others. It's very brief, but it  
might be helpful.

I'm glad to help put footnoting through the microformats process,  
find specific examples, et cetera. I already have a number of  
examples from my research on electronic scholarship that I can  
contribute to a footnotes-examples page.

Jeremy Boggs

[1] http://www.archiva.net/footnote/index.htm

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