[pmwiki-users] bibliographies revisited

John Rankin john.rankin at affinity.co.nz
Tue Sep 26 20:58:49 CDT 2006

On Wednesday, 27 September 2006 1:02 PM, Crisses <crisses at kinhost.org> wrote:
>On Sep 26, 2006, at 8:20 PM, John Rankin wrote:
>>    our local discussions led us to the view that a page per
>>    citation is the best wiki way to approach this problem,
>>    but others may see issues with this approach that we
>>    have missed
>I see a good thing - -discussing each reference, or anything else  
>that can be done with a singe wiki page.  :)  Comments.  Pagelists.   

Our thoughts exactly.
>> 2. what should the markup be to refer to a citation? options
>>    (and my thoughts) include:
>>    Cite:ref-id (behaves like a special intermap, but implies
>>    [[Cite:ref-id | alternate text]] is allowed and IMO the
>>    reference style should be standardised so alternate text
>>    would at best be deprecated and may be disallowed)
>Note -- this now becomes an accessible page variable!!  {$:Cite} also  
>accessible via pagelists!

I have fallen behind on this new feature. IIUC you mean we 
could extract a list of all the references on a page????
>I like this best.

As does Vince. For avoidance of doubt: is it OK that
references to citations will be different from references 
to equations, figures and tables?

I'm hoping that an author will be able to write
(using this markup for illustration and making no promises)

[[Cite:Hawking et al. (2006)]] 

and it will be able to deduce the ref-id page name from that, 
where the page name might be Bibliography.HawkingOthers-2006.
>> 3. As this represents a fairly substantial development
>>    effort, is anyone able to support the development
>>    cost, either in the form of money or time?
>Hey, I didn't know I could ask that question!   :)  I'd like to ask  
>the same about the shopping cart module.  LOL

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John Rankin

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