I vote "yes".
It was annoying to see bracketed numbers as links to nowhere.
The Nobel prize for the detection of the neutrino  was
Frederick Reines and the prizes for the discovery of neutrino
oscillations  were Takaaki Kajita & Arthur McDonald.
The resulting sets are [1,2,3], [1,2], 
Le 17/12/2015 11:03, Nicolas Goaziou a écrit :
Hello, As discussed previously, I pushed changes about footnotes in a dedicated branch, "wip-no-plain-fn", for testing.In a nutshell, in this branch, Org no longer recognizes -like constructs as valid footnotes, an no longer spend time matching them. As a consequence, "fn:" can now be unambiguously removed from label and become part of the syntax. Thus, [fn:1] is labelled "1" and [fn:label] is labelled "label".
- [O] [RFC] Removal of -like footnotes Nicolas Goaziou
- Re: [O] [RFC] Removal of -like footnotes Rasmus
- Re: [O] [RFC] Removal of -like footnotes Thierry Banel