[uf-discuss] one citation microformat use case
ryan at technorati.com
Sun Feb 12 15:10:01 PST 2006
On Feb 10, 2006, at 7:25 PM, Michael McCracken wrote:
> Hi, I just found the recent conversations about a citation
> microformat, and saw that the discussion slowed down around the
> same time someone asked about what problem we're solving. I'd like
> to add my two cents:
> I have a particular use case in mind: I would like to have my
> publications list on my home page have enough detail to reconstruct
> at least a BibTeX entry from it, and ideally something richer. I'd
> also really like to be sure that there's an element that's a link
> to a hard-copy of the referenced item for download, if available.
> Given such a microformat, I'd add support to BibDesk to generate it
> from BibTeX (and our upcoming database format), and support to add
> items from a web page directly to a database in BibDesk. I would
> also like to be able to subscribe to a page with data in this
> format, so I'd know when new publications were added.
> So, I'd like to hear opinions (since I'm new to the idea of
> microformats) on how to support subscriptions with the citation
> format, and whether or not it'd be best done by also using hAtom.
hAtom + a citation format would seem reasonable for this.
Alternatively, you could do something with XOXO and a citation
> I've been wanting to add this kind of support to BibDesk for years,
> and the number of citation metadata formats has made it difficult
> to decide on a good path to take.
Hopefully, with a microformat we can provide some common ground for
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