Permitted Context: %body.content, %flow, %block
Content Model: %body.content

The FN element is designed for footnotes, and when practical, rendered as pop-up notes.


<DT>Hamlet: <DD>You should not have believed me, for virtue cannot so <a href="#fn1">inoculate</a> our old stock but we shall <a href="#fn2">relish of it</a>. I loved you not.

<DT>Ophelia: <DD> I was the more deceived.

<DT>Hamlet: <DD>Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself <a href="#fn2">indifferent honest</a> ...

<fn id=fn1><i>inoculate</i> - graft</fn>
<fn id=fn2><i>relish of it</i> - smack of it (our old sinful nature)</fn>
<fn id=fn3><i>indifferent honest</i> - moderately virtuous</fn>

Note: If %html.recommended is active, the HTML 3.0 DTD expects you to enclose plain text in a block element such as <P> e.g.

<FN ID=fn23><P>A simple footnote</FN>

Permitted Attributes

An SGML identifier used as the target for hypertext links or for naming particular elements in associated style sheets. Identifiers are NAME tokens and must be unique within the scope of the current document.
This is one of the ISO standard language abbreviations, e.g. "" for the variation of English spoken in the United Kingdom. It can be used by parsers to select language specific choices for quotation marks, ligatures and hypenation rules etc. The language attribute is composed from the two letter language code from ISO 639, optionally followed by a period and a two letter country code from ISO 3166.
This a space separated list of SGML NAME tokens and is used to subclass tag names. By convention, the class names are interpreted hierarchically, with the most general class on the left and the most specific on the right, where classes are separated by a period. The CLASS attribute is most commonly used to attach a different style to some element, but it is recommended that where practical class names should be picked on the basis of the element's semantics, as this will permit other uses, such as restricting search through documents by matching on element class names. The conventions for choosing class names are outside the scope of this specification.