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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] improved citation support proposal (RFE 810932)

While this solves one part of the bibliography problem it solves one part of
the problem, without assistance in formating the bibliography itself it
doesn't help my specific problem a while lot. It's a good start but nothing
more than that. Ideally, the stylesheets would know how to format a
bibliography entry so all I'd have to do is enter de data.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Markus Hoenicka" <markus.hoenicka@mhoenicka.de>
To: "Carlos Araya" <carlos@cvc.edu>
Cc: <docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2003 14:58
Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] improved citation support proposal (RFE 810932)

> Hi,
> first of all, apologies for the triple-post. I've waited approx 2 days
> before reposting to avoid just this, but now all three posts popped up
> within a day.
> I don't know what an APA paper or an MLA paper is supposed to look
> like. Do you have pointers to online examples?
> I've written a bibliography software that tries to implement the
> formatting of citations and bibliographies according to the
> specifications of publishers. Currently it uses a few bad hacks to
> achieve the formatting without modifying or extending DocBook. Things
> would of course be way simpler with the proposed changes. In any case,
> there are example documents online which show the same DocBook source
> processed for two different life science journals. This may at least
> give you a hint what we try to simplify. Please have a look at:
> http://refdb.sourceforge.net/examples.html
> You should also be aware that the proposal does not deal with the
> bibliography part. We're talking about the citations that appear in
> the text and which point to entries in the bibliography.
> regards,
> Markus
> Carlos Araya writes:
>  > Marcus:
>  >
>  > Can you give an example of how would I use this bibliography support
for an
>  > APA style paper? For an MLA paper? I'm trying to understand the
proposal but
>  > I don't think I'm being successful
>  >
>  > Carlos
> -- 
> Markus Hoenicka
> markus.hoenicka@cats.de
> (Spam-protected email: replace the quadrupeds with "mhoenicka")
> http://www.mhoenicka.de
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