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Footnotes not rendering like the demo in Sphinx 2.0 #741

mr-ubik opened this issue Mar 29, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented Mar 29, 2019


Footnotes do not render like they do in the demo.

Reproducible Project

  • I copied and pasted the RST from the demo itself.
  • I am not running any custom CSS.
  • I have enabled the following extension
     extensions = [
  • I have the following sphinx_rtd_theme configuration:
     html_theme_options = {
     	"display_version": True,
     	"sticky_navigation": True,
     	"collapse_navigation": False,
     	"navigation_depth": 4,

This issue can be reproduced easily by using Cookiecutter with the "New Python Package" template, preparing a virtualenv with sphinx and sphinx_rtd_theme, changing the default to RTD and making the docs after copying the demo RST to one of the default .rst files that come with the template.

Error Logs/Results

Erroneous Style

Expected Results

Display footnotes as they do in the demo.

aragraph Level Markup — Read the Docs Sphinx Theme 0.4.3 documentation

Environment Info

  • Python Version: 3.7.1
  • Sphinx Version: 2.0.0
  • RTD Theme Version: 0.4.3

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commented Mar 31, 2019

I confirm, this happened to me after switching from Sphinx 1.8.3 to 2.0.0.

@jessetan jessetan changed the title Footnotes not rendering like the demo Footnotes not rendering like the demo in Sphinx 2.0 Apr 28, 2019


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commented May 14, 2019

Same issue here, currently using Sphinx 2.0.1, footnotes are rendered as description list in html.

@jessetan jessetan referenced a pull request that will close this issue Jul 19, 2019

@agjohnson agjohnson added this to To do in Sphinx 2 via automation Jul 25, 2019

@jessetan jessetan moved this from To do to In progress in Sphinx 2 Jul 26, 2019

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