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Re: [O] Bug: Org-mode don't export to html footnotes references inside f

From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: [O] Bug: Org-mode don't export to html footnotes references inside footnotes as such. [7.8.03]
Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2012 01:52:27 +0530
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Nicolas Goaziou <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> address@hidden (Bruno FĂ©lix Rezende Ribeiro) writes:
>> Consider the following org code:
>> --
>> This is only a text.[1]
>> [1] This is a text body's footnote.[2]
>> [2] This is a footnote's footnote.
>> --
>> When org-mode exports this code to html, despite the fact that
>> footnote 2 is present in the final document, it don't exports
>> footnote 2 reference as a link to footnote 2; it's exported just
>> like plain text.
> There's no official support for nested footnotes in current exporter.
> Implementing it would be non trivial (it may be for the HTML back-end,
> but clearly not for the LaTeX one).  Since we're working on a new export
> engine, I don't think it's worth the effort.
> Though, your report made me implement it in the experimental exporter.

>From OpenDocument-1.2 spec has the following note

| 6.3.4<text:note-body>
| The <text:note-body> element contains the content of a note. It does not
| have any attributes.
| Note: The schema allows for the inclusion of notes into the note
| body. While this may be reasonable for note types, it is not reasonable
| for footnotes and endnotes. Conforming consumers need not support notes
| inside notes.

LibreOffice doesn't support notes inside notes.  So for all practical
purposes, nested footnotes cannot be supported with ODT export (in both
the legacy and in-the-works experimental version).

If one intends to export his Org file to ODT, then nested footnote
construction should be avoided like plague.

> Thank you.
> Regards,


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