Basic demo page for Easy Footnotes

This is a demo page showing the basic functionality of the Easy Footnotes for Web Pages (Accessibility friendly) system.

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Note that this footnote system allows for multiple groups of footnotes for different sections of a web-page; this is detailed below. This page is itself divided into two sections and uses three different footnote groups. Note that the footnote references and footnotes can be styled differently for different groups, as seen in the Side Box here. Of course, for demonstration purposes, there is an overuse of footnotes on this page - such overuse should be avoided.

 

Summary of advantages of the Easy Footnote system

  1. Easy to insert, add, move or delete footnotes, or the references thereto.
  2. Very little JavaScript and CSS required for essential functionality, no jQuery required.
  3. Appearance easily modified with CSS.
  4. Hyperlinks can be included in the footnotes.
  5. Tooltips can be included in the footnotes.
  6. Multiple groups of footnotes can be used. (Footnote: In this setup, the footnotes are all numbered consecutively. If it is desired that each group of footnotes starts at "1" then the JavaScript code could be modified for this purpose. My thoughts are that different footnotes with the same number, albeit in different sections, could be confusing. )
  7. The footnotes and the references are accessible and give the correct content and semantics to a screen reader.
  8. Even if JavaScript and/or CSS is disabled, the correct footnote content is nevertheless present and is semantically correct (but see note below re IE8 and lower).

 

 


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