Bug 489243

Summary: duplicate footnotes in PDF
Product: [Community] Publican Reporter: Darrin Mison <dmison>
Component: publicanAssignee: Brian Forte <bforte>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Content Services Development <ecs-dev-list>
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Version: 2.0CC: bforte, jfearn, mmcallis, publican-list, r.landmann
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Description Darrin Mison 2009-03-08 22:55:39 EDT
Description of problem:
If the same URL is repeated on a page it produces two identical footnotes.  It would be nice if Publican could detect this and reuse the first footnote for the subsequent ones.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
0.42

How reproducible:
Everytime

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Add two <ulink> elements that point to the same URL so they will appear on the same page.
2. Generate pdf
  
Actual results:
Two identical footnotes are produced 

Expected results:
One footnote referred to by both.

Additional info:
The docbook element <footnoteref> may be useful here.
Comment 1 Darrin Mison 2009-03-09 02:47:13 EDT
by "nice" I mean "professional-looking" ;-)
Comment 2 Darrin Mison 2009-04-05 20:42:13 EDT
It would also be great if a similar idea could be applied to all footnotes.  ie. if the content is identical and they are being rendered for the same page.
Comment 3 Jeff Fearn 2009-04-05 20:48:29 EDT
This behaviour would need to be done in FOP because publican can't know if two links are on the same page since the page is laid out by FOP.