OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

docbook message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [Elist Home]

Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Playing with annotations...

On Tue, Aug 20, 2002 at 11:21:32PM +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Norman Walsh writes:
> > At the last TC meeting, I took an action to experiment with stylesheet
> > support for annotations.
> ISTM that what you describe is exactly a footnote.  How is an annotation
> different from a footnote?  Isn't a footnote used to annotate things?
> The term "footnote" is derived from the world of paginated output, but the
> formatting possibilities you describe merely seem to be more modern
> variants of "footnotes" in hypertext display.

Footnotes are annotations, but not all annotations must be
footnotes, even in print.  I'm hoping the annotation
mechanism might be used to put annotations next to
paragraphs in a wide page margin.  It looks like FO might
even handle that using <fo:list-block>.


Bob Stayton                                 400 Encinal Street
Publications Architect                      Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Technical Publications                      voice: (831) 427-7796
Caldera International, Inc.                 fax:   (831) 429-1887
                                            email: bobs@caldera.com

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [Elist Home]

Powered by eList eXpress LLC