Best Practice Footnote Placement: Within a document, footnotes that are specific to a structure, such as a table or figure, should be placed inside that structure. Footnotes in the narrative text should either be placed:
- Throughout the XML, at the place to which they are linked, or
- Grouped at the end of the document in a (<fn-group>).
When footnotes are grouped at the end of a standards document, wrap them in a <fn-group> and use an <xref> element in the text, as usual, to tie each footnote in the list to a particular location in the text.
This element may be contained in:
... <table-wrap> ... <table>...</table> <table-wrap-foot> <fn-group> <fn id="tfn00001"> <label>A</label> <p>From Benz et al. <bold>(<xref rid="pr00032">32</xref>)</bold>, Stoltzfus <bold>(<xref rid="pr00044">35</xref>)</bold>, specimens 3.2 mm ( 1/8 in.) in diameter by 127 mm (5 in.) long.</p> </fn> <fn id="tfn00002"> <label>B</label> <p>See <xref rid="tx00008" ref-type="table">Table X1.8</xref> for alloy compositions.</p> </fn> <fn id="tfn00003"> <label>C</label> <p>A 3-L accumulator was added to the test chamber on all tests that were conducted at 3.5 or 6.9 MPa (500 or 1000 psig), except on those tests marked with FootnoteC.</p> </fn> <fn id="tfn00004"> <label>D</label> <p>NP=Nonpropagating (less than 5 cm of the specimen length was consumed), CB=Completely burned.</p> </fn> <fn id="tfn00005"> <label>E</label> <p>These tests were conducted using the video setup. No burn rate was calculated.</p> </fn> </fn-group> </table-wrap-foot> </table-wrap> ...