#1233 extra vertical space after synopsis in man page output

output: manpages
XSL (1066)

A synopsis element in a reference page (other than in the refsynopsisdiv) appears to create two blank lines after it, instead of one.


  • Peter Eisentraut

    What I meant to say was, process the attached document using

    xsltproc xsltproc .../docbook-xsl/manpages/docbook.xsl docbook-manpage-synopsis-whitespace-test.xml

    the output looks like

    foo is usually called like this

    foo | bar

    and that's about it.

    If I use, say, programlisting instead of synopsis, I only get one blank line afterwards.

  • Robert Stayton

    Robert Stayton - 2012-10-22
    • assigned_to: nobody --> bobstayton
    • status: open --> pending-fixed
  • Robert Stayton

    Robert Stayton - 2012-10-22

    I located the source of the extra line break in manpages/utility.xsl and fixed it.

  • Robert Stayton

    Robert Stayton - 2012-10-22

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


  • Peter Eisentraut

    looks good

  • Peter Eisentraut

    • status: pending-fixed --> open-fixed
  • Robert Stayton

    Robert Stayton - 2012-11-07
    • status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed

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