Scholars who visit this site may be interested in a post of mine on footnoting on my personal site, rogersgleanings.com, at
I can’t understand why the topic does not engage more readers of scholarly works. Word processing software makes footnote and endnote formatting a breeze — so why can’t they be done to make consulting them less of a chore? — and, in the examples I have given, it is more than a chore, it’s enough to drive a scholar who wants to find a source mad with frustration.
— Roger W. Smith