# [NTG-context] footnotes and variable rules

Ricard Roca ricardroca at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 13:47:37 CEST 2006

```Hi to all,

In some countries it is traditional that footnote rules have the following
behaviour:

When a footnote doesn't fit entirely in one page, and has to be continued in
the next one, the footnote rule in the second page has to be longer, to show
that the footnote doesn't start there, but in the preceeding page. So, if you
normally use a e.g. 20%\textwidth rule, the rule in the following page has to
be longer, typically 100%\textwidth; if you don't use footnote rule, the
following page has to have a e.g. 20%\textwidth rule.

In LaTeX this can be done with the footmisc package.

Can this be done with ConTeXt, e.g. redefining \normalnoterule?