Werner Lemberg wrote --
> It is a bug in LateX!
How amazing:-). a big public "than you" to you for reporting it in a
useful form via latexbug.tex and [log in to unmask] Please can
everyone else also do this and not send such queries to this list (or
not just to this list); such cooperation will make our lives much
> Maybe this bug can be corrected for the June release...
No, for two reasons:
-- although June has not finished yet, the June release has just happened
(apologies for not yet formally announcing this);
-- our policy is not to make any fixes that are not absolutely vital
during the weeks coming up to a release when we are testing the code
and updating the dosumentation. I do not think that I need to explain
the reasons why this is essential to ensuring that the release is as
stable as possible.