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Notes chapter and footnotes done differently[edit]

In this work, footnotes were put in as collected 'endnotes', altogether as a separate later chapter. Many of the individual footnotes are very bare, with abbreviated entries using 'ibid' and 'id' and 's.v.' and so forth, and require checking prior entries in order to figure out what is actually being referenced.

While an assiduous editor - and having the referenced works at hand to check against - could fill out and complete each entry to make it standalone, that is a bit much to ask. Rather than that extra extra work to allow standalone in-line refs, we instead give up and use the footnotes as the author provided, in the standalone chapter A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy/Notes.

So instead of converting the refs to use inline <ref></ref>s, we convert them to links to the Notes chapter entries. After the reader checks the footnote, they then use the browser back button to return to the text.

A footnote ref NNN should be changed to

{{sup|[[A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy/Notes#NNN|NNN]]}}

Examples can be seen in p. 150. (find 178, 179, 180)

This is obviously very different than normal refs, but easier than completing 444 partial footnote entries. Shenme (talk) 22:09, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Consideration could also be given to using {{Authority reference}} which was designed for this type of use case IIRC.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:32, 30 June 2020 (UTC)