[uf-discuss] Re: X2C (Was Citation Microformat: Lazyweb...)

Brian Suda brian.suda at gmail.com
Sat Oct 7 06:33:16 PDT 2006

Thanks for all your comments. I have fixed the Author issue, it now
concatenates them with " and ". I have also changed the "" to {} so
now i don't have escape quotes. It is all uploaded so you can keep
testing. (i still need to escape non-ascii characters, but that is not
really an issue with the microformat)

i'm not sure if we should move technical issues to the dev list and/or
we should keep the debate about KEYs and other Citation issues on the
discuss list?


On 10/6/06, Michael McCracken <michael.mccracken at gmail.com> wrote:
> ...
> >
> > This isn't valid bibtex for three reasons:
> > It's missing a key, a type, and the double-quotes around "HPC" are a
> > syntax error.
> >
> > In bibtex you can enclose the fields in braces or double-quotes. I
> > prefer braces, because then you don't need to worry about
> > latex-escaping double-quotes inside the fields. (And many consumers of
> > bibtex will still choke on even properly escaped double-quotes).
> >
> > For the missing elements, we should decide whether or not it's a
> > SHOULD (so X2C needs a reasonable default) or a MUST, where I need to
> > find a way to get that data in there.
> >
> > I think key/id and type (not format) are both SHOULDs.
> Here I forgot to mention what the reasonable defaults for BibTeX should be.
> In case of a missing type, 'misc' is appropriate. Any contiguous
> sequence of letters is fine syntatically for a bibtex type, but spaces
> are bad, for example "@Journal Article{foo, ...}" is invalid.
> In case of a missing key/uid - using something unique to the page is fine.
> Doing something unique and meaningful is better, like Author1YearTitle
> (e.g. "Suda06Microformats"), like this:
> @misc{suda06Microformats, author = {Suda, Brian}, Title ="Microformats"}
> -mike
> --
> Michael McCracken
> UCSD CSE PhD Candidate
> research: http://www.cse.ucsd.edu/~mmccrack/
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brian suda

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