A little premise: I’m not a coder, I discovered Markdown few months ago and I’m in love with it. I use it in blogs, mails, personal files, everywhere.
As many others, I’m interested in footnotes, and I’d like to understand if something similar from what I’m saying is possible.
When I write a long piece, numbering footnotes can be a pain in the ass. I can switch paragraph, and all the numbering disappears. II’d love footnotes numbering to work like ordered lists, where you just put a number and a dot, and the output is a ordered list.
I’ve seen MarkDownExtra but it works like this:
some deep thought who needs a reference[^1] [^1]: Here's the reference.
So doesn’t solve the problem. You need to order the footnotes by yourself. It’s not automatic, as in ordered lists.
I would parse the number and have the ouput ordering both the footnotes numbers and the anchors numbers at the end.