[uf-discuss] hCite progress

Ross Singer ross.singer at library.gatech.edu
Thu Nov 16 15:44:10 PST 2006

Again, and I don't mean to sound dismissal:

What does the inclusion of 'total number of pages' grant you here?

If you can't grab total number of pages, does your plan of absolute
bird book aggregation fail miserably?

It seems to me that the citation aggregator would be/could be doing
something useful with the citation that it has to get the user to a
place where total number of pages could be learned.

Knowing the full number of pages in a work brings you really nowhere
closer to actually 'getting' the cited work in question.  That, in my
mind, is the complete 'point' and 'scope' of a citation.  To help
people who are looking for the work that is being mentioned to locate
it for themselves, whether that be hunting them down manually (via the
traditionial APA, MLA, Chicago styles) or by machine (through


On 11/16/06, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> In message <96C16E38-A8AF-4C42-A583-2EC1516D5362 at randomchaos.com>, Scott
> Reynen <scott at randomchaos.com> writes
> >> So, if page count is out of the scope of hCite, and if it turns out
> >>(from my observation about media-info) that it doesn't fit into the
> >>media-info format, would page count just not be marked up at all?
> >
> >What exactly would we gain from this markup in terms of functionality?
> The ability to scrape pages listing books, and use the results to build
> a page like:
>         <http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/biblio/warwks.htm>
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