Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Does anyone know the correct way to format footnotes/references in HTML?

The only reason my previous post has those little numbers is because I found a little snippet of HTML on the web. Obviously they're not completely right! I need to find out how to link the numbers to the reference below.

Any help would be appreciated!


natalie said...

Hi Kara~

I'll see what I can explain via this comments box. Code is hard to describe since by writing the code, the computer tries to translate it even if I'm just trying to demonstrate something... ;-) I'm going to use [ ] brackets throughout, although you need to use <> in place of them in your own code.

To get the little numers to be superscripted, use this code: [sup]type the number in here[/sup]

To get it to link to another point in the post, you're going to use what's called a named anchor. For your purposes, the best way to do this would be to just "name" each anchor according to what number it is. So, for quote number 1, inside the superscript code, you need to create a link to what will be the named anchor below. It will look like this: [sup][a href="#1"]1[/a][/sup]. Now, at the end of your post, where you're going to list your sources, you need to create the named anchor in front of each source, like this:
[a name="1"][/a]1. Source Number One, page 24, etc.

Repeat this same process for each quote and source you want to reference as a footnote.
Hopefully this makes sense. If it doesn't come through correctly as a comment or you need clarification, please feel free to e-mail me.

kara a. said...

Thanks, Natalie! I think it all makes sense...we'll see when I try it. If I have trouble, you'll definitely be getting a call for help. :)

AMA said...

Sorry sis, I'm not as smart as you yet...with the html stuff :winky:

But I do have my blog now at http//