I've started looking at the patch attached at bug #37579, for the moment
concentrating on footnotes inside lists.
Concerning shortcoming 2) (from the bug comment):
2) Footnotes from list-item-body starts at the same position (from the
starting edge) than the list-item-body itself and not at the starting
edge of the region-body.
I'm not sure whether what happens is wrong: isn't this the correct result
of the inheritance of indents?
1) Footnotes in list-item-label produce a "Cannot find LM to handle
given FO for LengthBase." AFAICS in the getBaseLength method of
is quite related to this: the message is due to failed attempt to recover
the value for "end-indent" (setting end-indent to a fixed value gets rid
of the message).
The method AbstractBaseLayoutManager.getBaseLength() iterates over the LM
tree, moving from a LM to its parent: in this case, the traversed LM are:
It seems that the FootnoteBodyLM should have, in this case, a
ListItemContentLM parent (or maybe some kind of reference, so not to break
the passing of elements with the PageSequenceLM).
One last note: in the attached example for lisrs, there is a footnote
inside a static-content, commented out as "if this is uncommented a
runtime error results" (quote from the comment).
A run time error is never a good thing, anyway the specs states that "It
is an error if the fo:footnote occurs as a descendant of a flow that is
not assigned to a region-body" (section 6.10.3 "fo:footnote"); this should
maybe originate a validation exception ...
Tomorrow I will try and finish fixing this. As a quick fix, it should be
enough to apply Gerhard Oettl's patch and explicitly set indents on the