[uf-discuss] Citation: next steps?

Michael McCracken michael.mccracken at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 11:45:26 PDT 2006

On 9/22/06, Bruce D'Arcus <bdarcus.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/22/06, Michael McCracken <michael.mccracken at gmail.com> wrote:
> > That is the most straightforward way, yes. The problem I have with it
> > is the repeated role term will be displayed for every contributor, and
> > will likely end up being more hidden data.
> No, I'm saying have two main terms: creator and contributor.
> Only add a role when it actually needs to be displayed (which is not
> the case for an author). Using creator for author is fine.

So you're saying that for the common case where creator is clear
enough, it'd look like this:

<span class="citation">
  <span class="creator vcard">author1</span>
  <span class="creator vcard">author2</span>
  <span class="title"> article title</span>

And then only use 'role' where necessary to clear things up?

I like that, and now I see where you said it earlier, but I missed it then.

This sounds like a good solution. What does everyone else think?

Also, what's the next issue to resolve before we can put out a draft?

Michael McCracken
UCSD CSE PhD Candidate
research: http://www.cse.ucsd.edu/~mmccrack/
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