[exim-dev] [Bug 2881] New: footnotes in documentation

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Subject: [exim-dev] [Bug 2881] New: footnotes in documentation
https://bugs.exim.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2881

            Bug ID: 2881
           Summary: footnotes in documentation
           Product: Exim
           Version: 4.95
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: low
         Component: Documentation
          Assignee: unallocated@???
          Reporter: jgh146exb@???
                CC: exim-dev@???


It would be nice in some places to describe an abstruse point in a separate
subsection close to the main text. Traditionally footnotes are useful for
this sort of thing.

Xfpt supports footnotes, with .footnote / .endnote
- and this works though to .pdf output. Html is the problem, because we
are outputting mega-size chapter-size pages; a footnote there would be
too far away from the text visually. Presumably due to this, the .html output
just leaves the "footnote" text in-line.

I've not checked the .ps output.

We could use some other way of distinguishing that text, in .html output.
- a separate html page, hyperlinked from a footnote-marker
- sidebar text, perhaps in smaller font and/or on a different background,
right-justified and not fullwidth,
perhaps with the main text wrapping around

The former would be more small-screen (ie. mobile-phone) friendly

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