#1267 abstract/title not rendered

output: HTML
XSL (1066)
Neil Mayhew

Sometime between 1.75.2 and 1.76.1 abstract/title stops being rendered in HTML. It appears in the @title of the div, but the <p> is empty:

<p class="title"><strong></strong></p>

I am using xsltproc and the Ubuntu docbook-xsl package, but I get the same results using docbook.xsl directly from the web site, eg:

xsltproc -o Test.html http://docbook.sourceforge.net/release/xsl/1.77.1/xhtml/docbook.xsl Test.xml

I don't get the issue with:

xsltproc -o Test.html http://docbook.sourceforge.net/release/xsl/1.75.2/xhtml/docbook.xsl Test.xml

There are no messages.


  • Neil Mayhew

    Neil Mayhew - 2012-11-26

    Test document demonstrating abstract/title problem

  • Robert Stayton

    Robert Stayton - 2012-11-26

    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 - 2012-11-26

    Thanks for pointing out this problem. It is fixed in SVN. Until a new release comes out, you can patch your customization layer by downloading the latest snapshot build, and copying the template with match="abstract" from html/block.xsl to your customization layer.

  • Robert Stayton

    Robert Stayton - 2012-11-26
    • assigned_to: nobody --> bobstayton
    • status: open --> pending-fixed
  • Neil Mayhew

    Neil Mayhew - 2012-11-26

    Awesome! Did as you suggest and confirmed that this fixes the problem on my system. Thanks so much for fixing this so quickly. Just what I needed.

  • Robert Stayton

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

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