Hi everyone, I have a project  which depends on org.apache.xmlgraphics:batik-bridge:1.8, which in turn requires org.apache.xmlgraphics:xmlgraphics-commons:2.1 at runtime.
Unfortunately, the POM for batik-bridge somehow does not declare the xmlgraphics-commons dependency , even though it definitely needs it . Of course, as a good citizen I should contact upstream and ask about this. But in the meantime, I want to work around it. I could add a runtime dependency on xmlgraphics-commons to my project POM, but what would be really nice would be the ability to declare additional transitive dependencies in the dependencyManagement section, as has been discussed here previously , since I want to ensure that any project which depends on batik-bridge via our parent POM will inherit a transitive xmlgraphics-common dependency. Unfortunately, based on the previous discussion, I surmise that there is currently no mechanism for this? Is there an existing issue? If not, should I file one? Or is what I'm looking for here fundamentally undesirable? Regards, Curtis  https://github.com/fiji/IO  https://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/apache/xmlgraphics/batik-bridge/1.8/batik-bridge-1.8.pom  https://github.com/apache/batik/blob/batik-1_8/sources/org/apache/batik/bridge/PaintServer.java#L46-L53  http://maven.40175.n5.nabble.com/How-to-manage-dependency-quot-includes-quot-td5857771.html -- Curtis Rueden LOCI software architect - http://loci.wisc.edu/software ImageJ2 lead, Fiji maintainer - http://imagej.net/User:Rueden