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I want to export org texts to HTML. This is easy if I use org-export-string-as. The problem is, the org texts may contain unreferenced footnotes, I want the export function to ignore the footnotes. Here is my code:

(let ((org-text (concat "* Header\n" "Text[fn:1]."))
      (my-backend (org-export-create-backend
                   :parent 'html
                   :transcoders '((footnote-reference . ignore)))))
  (org-export-string-as org-text my-backend t nil))

As you can see, I set the transcoder of footnote-reference to ignore, but it doesn't work. I still got an error when running the above code:

Definition not found for footnote 1

Why? What should I do?

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  • Did you try to set org-export-with-footnotes to nil? Or in the buffer, #+OPTIONS: f:nil?
    – NickD
    Oct 18, 2021 at 16:20

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Setting org-export-with-footnotes to nil seems to work fine:

(let ((org-text (concat "* Header\n" "Text[fn:1]."))
      (my-backend (org-export-create-backend
                   :parent 'html
                   ;;:transcoders '((footnote-reference . ignore))
                   ))
      (org-export-with-footnotes nil))
  (org-export-string-as org-text my-backend t nil))

It produces:

"<div id=\"table-of-contents\" role=\"doc-toc\">
<h2>Table of Contents</h2>
<div id=\"text-table-of-contents\" role=\"doc-toc\">
<ul>
<li><a href=\"#org27ffc60\">1. Header</a></li>
</ul>
</div>
</div>
<div id=\"outline-container-org27ffc60\" class=\"outline-2\">
<h2 id=\"org27ffc60\"><span class=\"section-number-2\">1.</span> Header</h2>
<div class=\"outline-text-2\" id=\"text-1\">
<p>
Text.</p>
</div>
</div>
"

Of course, you don't need my-backend any longer, but I left that in just in case you have other things up your sleeve :-)

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  • It works, thanks!
    – Searene
    Oct 19, 2021 at 15:13

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