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Re: What should a <sidebar> look like?
- From: "M. Wroth" <mark at astrid dot upland dot ca dot us>
- To: Yann Dirson <ydirson at fr dot alcove dot com>
- Cc: Docbook list <docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org>
- Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 05:41:17 -0800
- Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: What should a <sidebar> look like?
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I think there is more difference than layout, although it does depend on
what the author is doing. <marginalnote>Marginal notes are not the same as
footnotes</> A marginal note is typically a summary or key point, while a
footnote is typically additional information (such as bibliographic
reference). At least in that scheme, they are semantically
different.<footnote>Purely personal opinion.</>
At 09:37 AM 12/19/01 +0100, Yann Dirson wrote:
>On Tue, Dec 18, 2001 at 08:35:10PM -0800, M. Wroth wrote:
> > I agree that marginal notes are not sidebars, but neither are they
> > footnotes.
>But both marginalia and footnotes are specific layouts for text that
>is, semantically, a note attached to some point in the text. Whether
>the rendering of this note shall produce one or the other layout
>object is a matter style.
>OTOH, I does raise a question about the <footnote> name - it is the
>name of a layout item, not of a semantic item, as already shown by the
>"end notes" rendering.
>Yann Dirson <Yann.Dirson@fr.alcove.com> http://www.alcove.com/
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