I was just working on a style file for APA, and came across an oddity
that requires adding an attribute somewhere.
When I looked at examples of APA, I thought I was seeing a really oddly
designed style with a lot of inconsistencies. For example, a journal
article will render pages like “23-43” while a magazine may do “pp.
It turns out on deeper inspection there is a more general logic. If a
record would typically have a volume and/or issue number (some kind of
article), but doesn’t, then the prefix gets added.
This leads me to think that I want to configure this like so:
<locators> <locator unit="page" use-when="missing-volume-issue"> <renderas> <single>p. </single> <multiple>pp. </multiple> </renderas> </locator> </locators>
Any thoughts, contrary opinions, etc.?