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Feature Proposal: Footnotes


Footnotes are very useful when writing documentation. In fact, TWiki can succeed more in tech writing if it supports footnotes.


We can borrom the syntax shamelessly from DokuWiki, http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:syntax#footnotes

You write:

    Embed footnotes ((This is a footnote)) anywhere by using double parenthesises.

You get: (simulated)

Embed footnotes 1) anywhere by using double parenthesises.

-- PeterThoeny - 19 Jan 2006

Impact and Available Solutions





I'd suggest to stick with TML tags:

%FOOTNOTE{"This is a footnote"}%
This is another footnote.

-- MichaelDaum - 20 Jan 2006

What is the reason? %FOOTNOTE{"This is a footnote"}% ir more typing than (()).

-- PeterThoeny - 20 Jan 2006

ok, you will break existing installations by stealing another character from users - the obvious example is those people that use TWiki to document and markup source code.

also, using TML tag syntax for everything would simplify the parser, and the wysiwyg editor - this might be something we should consider for all new syntax

and lastly, should this be new syntax that is domain specific? in which case a plugin is in order - then if its popular, one can consider shipping it by default....

-- SvenDowideit - 20 Jan 2006

I agree with SvenDowideit in that this feature should be implemented as a plugin. This means less code in the core, and can evolve independantly of the TWiki release.

Now that I think about it, SomeTWikiVariablesShouldBeInPlugins

-- RafaelAlvarez - 22 Jan 2006

I've just written EndNotePlugin

-- IanBygrave - 06 Jun 2006

1) This is a footnote
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