I’ve decided I’m going to handle the footnotes last, and incorporate them into metadata and link from a reference section when rendered.
The first two references are to New York Times, and I made these very pretty markup blocks for them:
<p>Unlike actual law, Internet software has no capacity to punish. It doesn’t affect people who aren’t online (and only a tiny minority of the world population is). And if you don’t like the Internet’s system, you can always flip off the modem.</p>
David Pogue, <cite>Don't Just Chat, Do Something</cite>
And while that is hot, it is also useless:
- Browsers don’t read the cite attribute from blockquotes, and
nytimes.com is not an ethical website, and
- How many folks need that data presented as a link?
I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet, but it doesn’t matter at the moment.