David Kastrup <[log in to unmask]> writes:

> If you set \holdinginserts, of course you should not pass the page
> data on to the "real" output routine: it will wack up all its
> accounting.

The problem is, the need for \holdinginserts (or \@reinserts) is
just when cycling through the float-handling of \@specialoutput,
which also wants to measure the footnotes.

Donald Arseneau                          [log in to unmask]