<fn-group> Footnote Group

Container element for collecting footnotes in one place, for example, at the end of the standards document body or the footnotes inside a structure such as a section (<sec>, an annex (<app>), or a text box (<boxed-text>).


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>).
There is no preference as to which practice to choose except that one or the other should be used consistently, not both in the same document.
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.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
The following, in order:
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  fn-group     %fn-group-model;                             >
Expanded Content Model

((editing-instruction)*, label?, title?, (fn)+)

Tagged Sample

Multiple <fn>s


   <fn id="tfn00001">
    <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 id="tfn00002">
    <p>See <xref rid="tx00008" ref-type="table">Table X1.8</xref>
     for alloy compositions.</p>

   <fn id="tfn00003">
    <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 id="tfn00004">
    <p>NP=Nonpropagating (less than 5 cm of the specimen length 
     was consumed), CB=Completely burned.</p>

   <fn id="tfn00005">
    <p>These tests were conducted using the video setup. No burn
     rate was calculated.</p>
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