Info has two footnote styles, which determine where the text of the footnote is located:
Here is an example of the Info output for a single footnote in the end-of-node style:
--------- Footnotes --------- (1) Here is a sample footnote.
The name of the node with the footnotes is constructed by appending ‘-Footnotes’ to the name of the node that contains the footnotes. (Consequently, the footnotes’ node for the Footnotes node is Footnotes-Footnotes!) The footnotes’ node has an ‘Up’ node pointer that leads back to its parent node.
Here is how the first footnote in this manual looks after being formatted for Info in the separate node style:
File: texinfo.info Node: Overview-Footnotes, Up: Overview (1) The first syllable of "Texinfo" is pronounced like "speck", not "hex". …
Unless your document has long and important footnotes (as in, say, Gibbon’s Decline and Fall …), we recommend the ‘end’ style, as it is simpler for readers to follow.
@footnotestyle command to specify an Info file’s
footnote style. Write this command at the beginning of a line followed
by an argument, either ‘end’ for the end node style or
‘separate’ for the separate node style.
@footnotestyle command before or shortly after the
end-of-header line at the beginning of a Texinfo file. (You should
@footnotestyle command between the start-of-header
and end-of-header lines, so the region formatting commands will format
footnotes as specified.)
In HTML, when the footnote style is ‘end’, or if the output is not split, footnotes are put at the end of the output. If set to ‘separate’, and the output is split, they are placed in a separate file.