Stores the symbol (for example, an asterisk, numeral, section mark) that was displayed in the original document to identify a specific footnote, if this symbol is to be preserved.


For example, it might be useful to store the symbol to disambiguate mis-tagged cases in which an author has stated “see footnote b” or “see footnote 14” in the text, but the “see” note has not been tagged as an <xref> element. When the cross-reference has not been tagged, the normal ID/IDREF connection between footnote and reference is missing, and the only connection between the two is the visually matching symbols (“b” and “14”, respectively).

Used on Elements: <collab>, <fn>

Text, numbers, or special charactersThe symbol used to mark a footnote, such as a dagger “†”.
Restriction@symbol is an optional attribute; there is no default.


<fn id="TF1-218" symbol="dagger">
<p>Data not available or incomplete for
this time period.</p></fn>