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bug #154: error in content.xml with sectioned bibliography

Submitted by:  jos k <jos>
Submitted on:  Wed Nov 16 13:31:58 2011  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: CV Radhakrishnan <cvr>
Open/Closed: Closed

Fri Jul 17 13:32:58 2020, comment #4:

I think this issue is already solved.

Michal Hoftich <michal_h21>
Project Member
Thu Nov 17 08:25:32 2011, comment #3:

Thank you, Radhakrishnan, great, almost there !

Sectioned bibliography does work, although the formatting of the bibliography is a bit scrambled (no line breaks), as well as the first heading after the bibliography (compare mn.pdf and mn.odt in new tar).

I included the bib file as well, sorry for the omission.


(file #120)

jos k <jos>
Thu Nov 17 06:32:32 2011, comment #2:

The error is caused by the introduction of an unwanted para element in XML at the end of bibliography, the culprit seems to be bibtopic.sty. This can be circumvent by adding the following line after \begin{document}


If this works OK in your setup, we will revise bibtopic.4ht and release a new version.

CV Radhakrishnan <cvr>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Thu Nov 17 04:15:20 2011, comment #1:

Bibliography data (/home/jos/Bib/jos.bib) is not provided. Can you please submit this too?


CV Radhakrishnan <cvr>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Wed Nov 16 13:31:58 2011, original submission:

I use tex4ht to create ooffice documents from my lyx (version 1.6.5) documents. The command, apparently, is

htlatex $$i 'xhtml,ooffice' 'ooffice/! -cmozhtf' '-coo' '-cvalidate'

with extra flag


The resulting file is not readable by openoffice (v3.2.1) due to an error in content.xml (cf mn.odt in the attached tar). I can, with some simple editing of content.xml, produce something that is readable by ooffice (cf mn_repaired.odt), but it's not exactly what I want (cf mn.pdf).

The bug-part of this message is that tex4ht produces a corrupted ooffice file ; the other part is that I don't know if and how sectioned bibliographies are supported ; I could not find any hint.

attached : lyx, tex, corrupted odt, "repaired" odt, and example pdf.

jos k <jos>


Attached Files
file #120:  sectbib2.tar.gz added by jos (43kB - application/x-gzip)
file #119:  sectbib.tar.gz added by jos (97kB - application/x-gzip)


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    Thu Nov 17 08:25:32 2011josAttached File-=>Added sectbib2.tar.gz, #120
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    Wed Nov 16 13:31:58 2011josAttached File-=>Added sectbib.tar.gz, #119
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