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Running a fresh Emacs session with emacs -Q, I evaluated the following:

(setq org-agenda-files '("~/index.org"))
(setq org-enforce-todo-dependencies t)
(setq org-agenda-dim-blocked-tasks 'invisible)

where ~/index.org simply contains:

* Project heading
  :PROPERTIES:
  :ORDERED:  t
  :END:
** TODO First subheading
** TODO Second subheading

When I call (org-agenda nil "t") to display the available TODOs, it correctly displays only "First subheading." However, if I then export that buffer with org-agenda-write, then the resulting file contains both "First subheading" and "Second subheading."

What is going on here, and can it be fixed?

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The blocked entries are present in the agenda. It's just that they're invisible.

A work-around would be to not set blocked tasks to invisible. Instead, create an org-agenda-custom-command with a non-standard skip-function that actually filters out blocked entries:

("s" "Describe command here" todo "TODO"
 ((org-agenda-skip-function
  (function my-org-agenda-skip-blocked))))

and

(defun my-org-agenda-skip-blocked ()
  "Skip blocked entries"
  (let ((heading-end (save-excursion (outline-next-heading))))
    (if (org-entry-blocked-p)
        heading-end
        nil)))

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