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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Bibliographic styling

Hi Norm,

Youâre exactly right. biblioref is the right element for this. I was so focused on citetitle that I missed that entirely:-).

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> On May 23, 2020, at 04:42, Norman Tovey-Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:
> Richard Hamilton <hamilton@xmlpress.net> writes:
>> Iâm thinking of taking on the task of creating a docbook
>> customization, similar to the iso690 customization, to process
>> bibliographic information in the Chicago Manual of Style format.
>> Before I dive in head first, I thought Iâd check with the group to see
>> if anyone has already done that.
> I wonder if it would be possible to describe the format in some
> declarative way and either derive the stylesheet from that or interpret
> it?
> I looked briefly at doing that with BibTeX once, but that seemed a
> little too challenging for the amount of free time that I have (which is
> generally measured in negative numbers).
>> To streamline the markup of inline references to bibliographic
>> entries, I wonder whether it would stretch the standard too far to
>> interpret a linkend in a citetitle as pointing to a bibliographic
>> reference and process it as though it were a biblioref immediately
>> following the citetitle. So, for example,
>> <citetitlef pubwork=âbookâ linkend=âref.stayton2007â>DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide</citetitle>
>> would be interpreted as equivalent to <citetitle
>> pubwork=âbookâ>DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide</citetitle><biblioref
>> linkend=âref.stayton2007â/>
> That doesnât seem unreasonable to me. What I tend to do myself, however,
> is just the following:
> <biblioref linkend="ref.stayton2007"/>
> Which I then render inline as the title from the bibliography entry with
> whatever styling seems appropriate. Saves me from having to type the
> titles each time.
>> But, to take it a step further, how about interpreting <citetitle
>> pubwork=âbookâ linkend=âref.stayton2007â/> the same way, but pulling
>> the title from the referenced biblioentry/bibliomixed element when the
>> citetitle element is empty.
>> Any thoughts?
> Thatâs what biblioref is for? :-)
>                                        Be seeing you,
>                                          norm
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