Footnote output not valid.

Alan Hogan contact at
Wed Aug 8 14:02:48 EDT 2012

On Aug 7, 2012, at 7:30 PM, Michel Fortin <michel.fortin at> wrote:

> Well, I'm not so sure rel=footnote is actually almost valid. The HTML specs gives a few normalized values, then says that other values must be registered on this page:

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> rel=footnote is there on that page, in the POSH usage section, citing Markdown preprocessors as the source. But it's missing a spec. Someone would have to go through the microformat process and create a spec for it and it'll become valid.


> Rev is definitely deprecated however. I don't think it'll come back. If someone defines a spec for rel=footnote, it could also define what is the opposite of rel=footnote and replace the rev=footnote with something else such as rel=footnote-ref. Then the path forward might be to include both rev=footnote rel=footnote-ref, unless someone has specified a flag to prevent the rev attribute from showing up.

That makes a lot of sense and sounds like the best plan to me.

Alan Hogan
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