It was a bit chaotic at the start, but we seem to have settled on the
following, from Rintze:On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 8:55 AM, Bruce D’Arcus <@Bruce_D_Arcus1> wrote:
On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 6:48 PM, Frank Bennett <@Frank_Bennett> wrote:
I realized this morning that the et-al-use-last / names-use-last
proposal for APA 6th has been cooling its heels in the tracker. I
hadn’t yet implemented names-use-last, but I’ve just done so. If
Rintze’s proposal is accepted, it can go forward in the schema.
After that long back-and-forth, where did we end up WRT to both schema
and spec changes? Are all questions resolved?
When et-al-use-last is set to “true” (the default is “false”), and
et-al abbreviation is active, the “ellipsis” term replaces the "et-al"
term, and is followed by the last author. et-al-use-last only has an
effect when the number set to et-al-use-first is at least 2 lower than
the number set to et-al-min. An example:
A. Goffeau, B. G. Barrell, H. Bussey, R. W. Davis, B. Dujon, H.
Feldmann, … S. G. Oliver
On the cs:key element, names-use-last may be used to override the
value of et-al-use-last, in the same way that names-min and
names-use-first may be used to override the values of et-al-min and
There are two points for final confirmation.
The proposal allows only one name to be included from the end of a
list of names, but there are no known styles that require more than
one. The use of “and” with more than one is unclear, so in the
absence of a style that requires it, we would like to start with a
boolean option and a single name.
It appears that an “ellipsis” term should be added to the locale files
to support this, since the typography of ellipses varies slightly
between languages. So we’ll also need a go-ahead on that before
proceeding with edits to the locale files.