[NTG-context] two issues with interactive hyperlinks (please comment)

Alan BRASLAU alan.braslau at cea.fr
Tue Feb 23 23:24:12 CET 2016

On Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:30:25 +0000
Christoph Reller <christoph.reller at gmail.com> wrote:

>  (btw, footnotes will always be sort of a pain as they are
> rendered in special ways, but footnotes should be forbidden anyway;
> if a doc is also for screen endnotes are way better)
> I agree with you about footnotes. And, as mentioned above, I will try
> to come up with decent example documents. There are still cases in my
> documents that don't work and i will try to minimize these.

As a reader (of bound books), I very much prefer footnotes (at the
bottom of the printed page) to endnotes. I actually read footnotes so
shuffling back and forth between sections of the book can be a pain.

Of course, this is not the case for on-screen readers.

Reading on a screen one can have two approaches: either it is like
reading a book (in which case I like to use dual mode on a large screen)
or else one is reading a screen document in a continuous scroll mode
(in which case pages including headers and footers make no sense).
Using this second approach, footnotes must be used as endnotes, but
not in the first approach.


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