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Subject: Re: author initials in bibliography entries

"Kraetke, Martin, le-tex" <martin.kraetke@le-tex.de> writes:
> In DocBook 5.0, the element authorinitials can appear as children of
> biblioentry, bibliomixed, bibliomset, biblioset but not as children
> of author or personname.

In retorspect, that does seem…odd.

> <biblioentry xml:id="CR1">
>   <authorgroup>
>     <author>
>       <personname>
>         <authorinitials>P.</authorinitials>
>         <surname>Abad</surname>
>       </personname>
>     </author>

But so does that. I’d expect the “author initials” of P. Abad to be “PA”
or something. That’s really just an abbreviated first name.

I wonder if <firstname><abbrev>P.</abbrev></firstname> captures the semantics
better. Not that I especially like it, but…

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