#1248 Incorrect right hand indentation for footnotes inside blockq

XSL (1066)

This is a copy of a bug report initially reported to Debian,
<URL: http://bugs.debian.org/684381 >. See that page for the attachments.

I ran into this problem while using docbook-xsl and fop to generate a
PDF for the translated version of the Free Culture book by Lawrence
Lessig. See
<URL: https://github.com/petterreinholdtsen/free-culture-lessig/> for
the complete source of that project.

The problem is that footnotes in a text block inside a <blockquote>
inherit the right hand indentation from the <blockquote>, instead of
having the expected indentation of other foot notes on the same page.

I see this problem with docbook-xsl version 1.76.1+dfsg-1, fop version
1:0.95.dfsg-11 and xsltproc version 1.1.26-6. I am not sure if this
problem is with docbook-xsl or any of the other tools, so I start on the
"frontmost" package and hope you can reassign it if a better candidate
is found.

I've created an example docbook file demonstrating the problem with the
default setup for docbook-xsl and fop. I'm attaching this file, the
generated .fo file and the PDF demonstrating the problem.

Is there anything I can do to avoid this problem without recompiling

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen


  • Robert Stayton

    Robert Stayton - 2012-10-20
    • assigned_to: nobody --> bobstayton
    • status: open --> pending-fixed
  • Robert Stayton

    Robert Stayton - 2012-10-20

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


  • Robert Stayton

    Robert Stayton - 2014-01-20
    • Status: pending-fixed --> closed-fixed

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