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Subject: Re: [docbook] <footnote> context

On Fri, 4 Feb 2011 13:06:37 -0500
<rob.cavicchio@emc.com> wrote:

> Does anyone have insight into why <footnote> is not allowed inside
> arbitrary inline elements? Here is a possible use case:
> <filename>%WINDIR%<footnote><para>Windows
> folder</para></footnote>\SYSTEM32\</filename>
> I am not necessarily saying that it should be changed. One advantage
> to keeping identifiers like <filename> "pure" is that it enables easy
> copy/paste for a consumer of the output. If there were a footnote
> symbol in there they would have to delete it. But there could be
> cases where that's not particularly important.

In this case, the Windows folder content isn't part of the footnote,
hence should be outside of it?
suggest it is applicable in the more general purpose inline elements
such as phrase, which it is.



Dave Pawson

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