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Re: footnote in caption confuses texi2dvi

From: Stepan Kasal
Subject: Re: footnote in caption confuses texi2dvi
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 10:47:28 +0200
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On Mon, May 24, 2004 at 11:05:49PM +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > 1) The footnote goes to the bottom of the page where the float ends up.
> > 
> > This is both very ugly and hard to implement.
> This is what I would expect. But as you said below forbidding it is OK
> to me too (it should be mentioned in the docs, though).

OK.  Now, when I noticed that footnotes inside floats work, I'm not sure
that I'll forbid them.  Perhaps they'll just start work in captions the same
way as in other parts of @float, ie. the footnote is placed at the bottom of
the page where the @float is defined.  If the float goes to another page, the
footnote stays behind...

We could perhaps forbid the @footnotes inside @floats altogether, to prevent
peoples shooting in their foots.  OTOH, if the @float is known to be placed
"here", it moght be useful to have a @footnote (or a margin note) inside it.

Karl, WDYT?

> > Speaking about it, would you agree that all of the commands you mentioned
> > should be forbidden inside @shortcaption?
> Why? I don't think making a difference between @caption and @shortcaption
> will add anything from a language perspective, while it will add complexity

I'll leave the old, simple definition for @shortcaption, which even doesn't
allow a paragraph (empty line) inside the text.
I second the reasoning given by Karl.

The definitions of @caption (and @copying) will be replaced by a more
another code.

Have a nice day,

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