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bug #622: error with \footnote mark in \section*

Submitted by:  Ulrike Fischer <u_fischer>
Submitted on:  Sun Feb 25 23:15:54 2024  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: Open

Mon Feb 26 12:03:26 2024, comment #1:

Hi Ulrike, thanks for the report. The problem here is that TeX4ht writes all section titles to the .4tc file. It uses \protected@edef internally, which fails with \footnotemark.

\footnotemark is redefined by TeX4ht, using \HLet. The resulting command is not robust, but we can make it robust using \MakeRobust. Is that a safe solution?

Michal Hoftich <michal_h21>
Project Member
Sun Feb 25 23:15:54 2024, original submission:

The following document works fine with pdflatex but errors with make4ht:


! Use of \o:@xfootnotemark: doesn't match its definition.
\@ifnextchar ...eserved@d =#1\def \reserved@a {#2}
\def \reserved@b {#3}\futu...
l.178 \section*{abc\footnotemark}

(Note that this uses a starred section, with an unstarred \section it would error in pdflatex too).

Ulrike Fischer <u_fischer>


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