Last modified: 2005-02-07 18:24:52 UTC
(I'm writing this as featured article director for the english wikipedia)
There's been an issue lately with citation styles. Most everyone agrees that we
should strive for unobtrusive inline citation. Unfortunately, mediawiki does not
support easy footnoting. I'd like to see some kind of auto-footing, where
someone can simply type <footnote>This is the footnote text</footnote> and the
software automatically generates an intra-page html link, and automatically
The syntax should preferrably be <note>This is the footnote text</note> ("note"
being shorter than "footnote").
By default, the list of notes should be added under an automatically generated
"Notes" section at the bottom of the article. Since this position is not always
ideal, a __NOTES__ keyword should be supported to insert the list at any desired
When two notes use the exact same string, the first note (number) should simply
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 192 ***