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

Hi Carlos,

I believe there is again some confusion between contents and
formatting creeping in. The proposal focuses on purpose on the
citations issue as DocBook currently does not allow to encode the
*contents* of extended citations (e.g. a page range of a cited book)
or the processing expectations of citations (e.g. a full in-text
citation vs. author-only or year-only) properly . The bibliography
part is an entirely different issue as it involves two transformation

1) raw to cooked bibliography data
2) formatting of cooked bibliography data

The DocBook DTD has sufficient support for both raw and cooked
bibliography data, so no matter how a bibliography application deals
with these data, there is no immediate need to extend the bibliography
support of DocBook.

Once bibliofile is finished, it will allow to do steps 1 and 2 using
XSLT transformations on the bibliography data in the document. RefDB
goes a step further and allows to create the bibliography from a
reference database, based on the citations in the document, and format
it according to your specifications. All this is doable without
requiring extensions to the DocBook DTD.


Carlos Araya writes:
 > 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.
 > Carlos

Markus Hoenicka
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