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Re: Footnotes/End notes formatting

Michael Norman wrote:

House wants "citation" endnotes as they call them. To wit:
p. 222 ,And what a night it was...,: Miller, Adventures of The Mayflower Madame, 234.
Besides the extra work it takes to create this format, what is
the purpose? I recently read a book with that type of note, and I
found it quite annoying. Author-date citation, in the scientific
and social-scientific manner, I can see. Or traditional numbered
notes. But what end does this serve?
Actually, I think a combination of author-date (for bare citation
notes) and traditional numbered notes (for those snippets of
additional info that don't seem to go anyplace else) strikes me
as the best of both worlds.
Patricia M. Godfrey