[uf-discuss] Citation Microformat: LazyWeb for BibTeXperts

Bruce D'Arcus bdarcus.lists at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 05:40:35 PDT 2006

On 10/6/06, Brian Suda <brian.suda at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/6/06, Bruce D'Arcus <bdarcus.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Why? Seems quite awkward to me to call a title a "fn."
> --- part of this goes back to no-namespacing in Microformats. ...

OK, I see. That "wall" I mentioned.


> As for KEY, that is something that is NOT currently in the implied
> schema (again the examples might have been more PRODUCT pages rather
> than a bibliographic list of citations). KEY could be handled as an ID
> (most sites have some sort of hyperlink back to the internal
> reference) or as it's own class="key", but that sounds alot like
> IDENTIFIERS to me, and then we are back to the idea of <span
> class=identifier">
> <span class="type">KEY</span>: <span class="value">SU06</span></span>.
> Then does KEY need to be GLOBALLY unique (sounds like a URI) or just
> locally unique in the .BIB file (because that could be generated by
> the Web Service)?

Yes, there is no way that the conventions of BibTeX -- conventions
which preceded the web-- ought to be in any way privileged in hCite.
"Key" is one of these. They are indeed just identifiers.

Within BibTeX, keys only need to be locally unique. For reference, I
use URIs to achieve the same thing in my citations, but in more robust

One thing I'll repeat is that not all data needs to be displayed.


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