Footnotes

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Why use footnotes?

Hopefully Cookipedia does not use quote references as commonly as Wikipedia because its ethos is not strictly encyclopedic.

Footnotes1 help to add clarification to an article by adding a citation reference or additional information that may be external to Cookipedia or may not require a separate article. In the case of an external reference, please add the external link in the footnote itself.

How to add footnotes

Footnotes are simply a set of internal page links similar to internal page links to headings: (details and examples of heading links here)

 <sup>[[#Foot1|1]]</sup>
 <sup>[[#Foot2|2]]</sup>

 ...links to:

 * <span id="Foot1"><sup>1</sup>
 * <span id="Foot2"><sup>2</sup>

The <sup></sup> pairs are an embellishment used to apply HTML superscript formatting to the text and links and are not mandatory for the footnote.

The link formatting is simple. The text following the hash symbol must exactly match the text enclosed in the footnote span ids. The text following the pipe symbol (|) is the text that is displayed. In this example, sequential numbers.

Ideally use bullet formatting1 for the footnotes.

A working example of footnotes can be seen in the poem section of Porra Antequerana


  • 1 A footnote is a note of text placed at the bottom of a page in a book or document. The note comments on and/or may quote a reference for part of the main body of text. A footnote is normally flagged by a superscript number following that portion of the text which the note refers.
  • 2 If asterisks are not used to create bullet points, then both footnotes would appear on the same line