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Traditionally footnotes are used to cite academic or literary references, or to add in additional information, such as pronunciations or explanations of foreign terms. They can also used to great effect as witty asides.

Syntax and Usage


The <FOOTNOTE> block is translated into a superscripted numeral, with the text of the footnote placed at the end of the entry. The numerals are hyperlinked from the text to the bottom of the page and back again, so you can click on a footnote to read it, and click once to return to the main text again.

In Internet Explorer (Windows version only), Netscape 6.1 onwards, and Opera, footnotes will also show as hover text if you place your pointer over the footnote numerals.

Known Issues

Nested footnotes number correctly, but hover text in Internet Explorer does not display correctly; it shows the nested footnote's text as well.

Example One

For a footnote1 simply do this.

<P>For a footnote<FOOTNOTE>That's a note at the foot of the page.</FOOTNOTE> simply do this.</P>

Example Two

For a nested footnote2 simply do this.

<P>For a footnote<FOOTNOTE>A nested note is also a note<FOOTNOTE>But one within a note.</FOOTNOTE> at the foot of the page.</FOOTNOTE> simply do this.</P>

Further Information

1That's a note at the foot of the page.2A nested note is also a note3 at the foot of the page.3But one within a note.

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