[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#686516: Fwd: [docbook-apps] Re: docbook-slides: footnote in title ?

Mathieu Malaterre malat at debian.org
Tue Oct 2 15:36:57 UTC 2012

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From: Bob Stayton <>
Date: Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM
Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Re: docbook-slides: footnote in title ?

This error comes from a bug in the old slides stylesheet that fails to
process the title in the correct mode for the headers and footers.  In
fo, the title in its original location in the content can support
links and footnotes.  But copies of that title in the TOC cannot
support links because the title in the TOC is already a link into the
body of the document, and you cannot nest links.  Similarly, footnote
in a static-content area like header/footer is not supported in FO
output.  For these reasons, when a title is processed anywhere but for
its original location, it should be processed in mode="title.markup"
without setting the template param allow-anchors=1, and that is what
the FO stylesheets do. That will skip footnotes among other things.

The slides stylesheet processes the title for the header/footer in
mode="titlepage.mode", which is the mode used for the original
location of the title, and that mode uses allow-anchors=1, so it tries
to include the footnote.  In slides/plain.xsl, in the template named
"running.head.mode", it uses mode="itlepage.mode".  That should be
changed to mode="title.markup" instead so that footnotes and links are
ignored in the title.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

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