I didn’t know where to share this information (which Discourse forum or on GitHub) and if this is of any interest (or it might be known).
I know that the “dataset” type is sadly not widely used by reference managers (at least not by Zotero or Mendeley). But at least using Zotero with Better BibTeX it’s possible to change the document type at the time of export.
Anyway, I did a quick test on the existing CSL styles using two very simple documents. I counted how many CSL styles don’t output the URL in the bibliography (webpage and dataset types). The results:
Number of tested styles: 2273 URL missing from webpage: 360 URL missing from dataset: 1159 URL missing from dataset, exists in webpage: 801 URL missing from webpage, exists in dataset: 2 ['embo-press.csl', 'bursa-uludag-universitesi-fen-bilimleri-enstitusu.csl']
I was even wondering if something should be done pro-actively… like editing these 801 CSL styles to make “dataset” look like “webpage” if “dataset” type is not mentioned in the style? I’m checking manually and often the CSL file doesn’t have the “dataset” type mentioned at all. It would not be perfect, but just wondering.
PS: I used a document such as:
“title” : “Test dataset”,
“id” : “Test01”,
“author” : [
“given” : “John”,
“family” : “Smith”
“type” : “dataset”,