Bug 489243 - duplicate footnotes in PDF
duplicate footnotes in PDF
Product: Publican
Classification: Community
Component: publican (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Brian Forte
Content Services Development
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Reported: 2009-03-08 22:55 EDT by Dana Mison
Modified: 2014-06-18 03:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-04-05 20:48:29 EDT
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Description Dana 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.

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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 Dana Mison 2009-03-09 02:47:13 EDT
by "nice" I mean "professional-looking" ;-)
Comment 2 Dana 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.

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