On 30 Jun 2012, at 11:04, tee wrote:
> I thought maybe I can use hyperlink for "monolithic" instead of adding 3 
> (which will be directed to Appendix), but this often is not desirable because 
> in other sections of paragraphs where citations are used, there aren't alway 
> clear sentences to hyperlink.

A hyperlink (to an <aside>) is the closest thing HTML has AFAIK.

> This is for an ebook project, it's different from the webpage, and the 
> readers are more accustom to the footnotes, but footnote doesn't work for 
> ebook format, because devices' sizes vary, and portrait vs landscape view 
> affects text flow too so strictly speaking there isn't pagination.

The example syntax given in the EPUB specification[1] is:

<html … xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops";>
    <p> … <a epub:type="noteref" href="#n1">1</a> … </p>    
    <aside epub:type="footnote" id="n1">

[1] http://idpf.org/epub

David Dorward

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