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Footnotes Examples

Per the microformats process this is an examples page documenting existing real world examples of footnotes and endnotes published on the Web.

The Problem

How should footnotes and endnotes be marked up?

Participants

Real-World Examples

Weblogs

<div class="footnotes">

  <hr />
   
    <ol>

    ...

     <li id="fn2-2007-03-04">
     <p>It took me six weeks to choose the exact shade of Daring Fireball’s 
     background color, <code>#4a525a</code>. 
     <a href="#fnr2-2007-03-04"  class="footnoteBackLink"  title="Jump back to footnote 2 in the text.">↩</a>
     </p>
     </li>

     ...

    </ol>

</div>

Essays/Tutorials

<sup><a href="#_edn4" name="_ednref4" class="enref" id="_ednref4">4</a></sup>

<p>
<sup><a href="#_ednref4" name="_edn4" class="enref" id="_edn4">4</a></sup>National 
Institute of Standards and Technology, “Documentary Information Received by NIST,” 
<a href="http://wtc.nist.gov/media/docs_info_received.htm">
   http://wtc.nist.gov/media/docs_info_received.htm
</a>, accessed May 11, 2005.
</p>
<div id="footnotes">

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  <p><a href="#fn2ref" class="note">2</a><a name="fn2text" id="fn2text"></a>
E. Landells, <em>The Boys’ Own Toymaker: A Practical Illustrated Guide 
to the Useful Employment of Leisure Hours</em> (London: Griffith and Farran, 
1860), vii.</p>

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</div>
<div id="footnotes">
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  <p><sup><a href="#fn3ref" class="note">3</a></sup><a name="fn3text" id="fn3text"></a>
Paula Petrik, “The Paraphernalia of Childhood: Advice on Toys” from 
“Playthings for the Republic’s Children: American Culture, Toys, and the 
Business of Play,” unpublished manuscript.</p>

  ...

</div>
   <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet...<span class="footnote">This is a footnote.</span>...</p>

Other

Existing Practices

Common Patterns Discovered

Publications that discuss footnoting/endnoting on the web

See Also

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footnotes-examples was last modified: Saturday, December 20th, 2008

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