Dual footnote streams for ePub

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Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:18 pm Post

Here is a feature request submitted for consideration.

When compiling to ePub, I would like to have dual footnote streams - one stream for end-of-chapter footnotes, and a separate stream for endnotes.

Thank you.

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Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:20 pm Post

I’m not getting how this is meant to be used, on the reading side of things. Are you expecting people to manually flip forward 20 pages to the nearest chapter break, one button press at a time, consult a list of notes, and then manually one click at a time, go back 20 pages to where they were reading?

If not—what is being gained by this layout? Why does it matter where the footnotes are actually stored, if 99.99% of the interaction with them is going to be tapping on a hyperlink that either produces an on the fly popup or takes you to a back matter location where you can either link back, or press the device’s Back button?

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