#1027 man: indent is wrong if orderedlist inside a variablelist

output: manpages
XSL (1066)

Once the orderedlist is closed, the following paragraph is indented by too much space.
Even the following varlistentry is not correctly indented

The xml files, the generated man pages, and the text output is attached.

1. the precision of the column, number of digit after the decimal
point for number.

Here is an example:

includefile string

The "Here is an example" is out the the orderedlist, but it looks it is inside the latest listitem.

The "includefile string" is the next varlistentry, but it is indented like is is at the same level as the ordered list


  • Robert Stayton

    Robert Stayton - 2009-03-07

    Assigned the Summary to "man:"

  • Robert Stayton

    Robert Stayton - 2009-03-07
    • summary: indent is wrong if orderedlist is use inside a variablelist --> man: indent is wrong if orderedlist inside a variablelist
  • Daniel Leidert

    Daniel Leidert - 2009-03-12

    A pretty similar issue has been reported via the Debian bug tracker: http://bugs.debian.org/519438.

    The issue seems to be related to the formatting of the input file (see the bug report). If you e.g. use `</itemizedlist></para>' without the newline between these closing tags, the issue cannot be reproduced. The differencve then is


    before the misplaced paragraph. Unfortunately I cannot attach files to this report, so I quote the testcaes inline:

    <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
    <!DOCTYPE refentry PUBLIC '-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN'

  • Jean-Louis Martineau

    It is not the same bug as debian bug 519438
    I already have </orderedlist></para> on the same line
    The attached patch lists.xml.diff fix my problem but Im not sure it is a correct fix.

  • Daniel Leidert

    Daniel Leidert - 2009-11-02

    Fixed in svn r8530.

  • Mauritz Jeanson

    Mauritz Jeanson - 2010-03-27
    • status: open --> pending-fixed
  • Mauritz Jeanson

    Mauritz Jeanson - 2010-03-27

    A fix for this issue has been added to the current codebase.
    Please test the fix with the latest snapshot from:


  • SourceForge Robot

    • status: pending-fixed --> closed-fixed
  • SourceForge Robot

    This Tracker item was closed automatically by the system. It was
    previously set to a Pending status, and the original submitter
    did not respond within 14 days (the time period specified by
    the administrator of this Tracker).


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