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Bug 1484 - Implement easy footnotes
Implement easy footnotes
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 192
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-02-07 04:33 UTC by Mark Pellegrini
Modified: 2005-02-07 18:24 UTC (History)
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Description Mark Pellegrini 2005-02-07 04:33:28 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
numbers it.
Comment 1 Fredrik Johansson 2005-02-07 18:22:48 UTC
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
be re-used.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2005-02-07 18:24:52 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 192 ***

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