Here is my own list of tracker favorites, from most- to least-wanted.
Top of the list: things that affect content in the client
#17 – Identifiers
Adding these identifiers will help styles give orderly treatment
to these reference details. By setting them as specific variables
now, we prevent loss of information and abuse of other fields
in database storage, which makes it a high priority.
#9 – Add coordinator role, for "Director of Publication"
I like this one because it’s a simple change that eliminates an ambiguity
that tempts people to abuse other fields for this purpose, and reflects
what LoC does
#16 – Institution names
This is a big change, but it greatly simplifies the task of building
styles that can cope with institutional names. The only way to
this currently in Zotero is by type-based discrimination, using
things like the Report type. This extension is backward compatible,
so existing styles needn’t be changed if it is deployed.
#15 – Move publisher to cs:names
If cs:institution goes forward, the case for this is strengthened,
because cs:names can then do things with institution names that
are not possible with cs:text.
Middle of the list: changes to improve or streamline style authoring and output
#7 – Extend scope of et-al settings to cs:name
This is a big change, but a complete schema patch is ready,
it has been implemented in citeproc-js, and the extensive tests
in citeproc-js have been validated against the schema. The test
suite says that it has no adverse effects on processing.
#11 – Allow locale element in style with no xml:lang attribute
This streamlines style authoring. Like #7, a schema patch is
available, test have been built and validated against the schema,
the enhanced locales support has been implemented and tested in
The bottom of the list: changes that could be pushed to a future
release without much complaint
#8 – Add range-delimiter option to date-part element
This is not a critical item for 1.0, but citeproc-js does handle ranged
dates now, and it seems likely that there will be demand for control
over the range delimiter once it is deployed.
#5 – Decide how to handle fuzzy dates in CSL
As noted on the ticket, a conditional for fuzzy dates would save us
the trouble of figuring out which of the several idiosyncratic schemes
that styles use to represent them should be implemented in the
processor. This needn’t be high priority, but the demand for it will
continue, so it might make sense to include it now.
The basement: changes that address uncommon issues and peripheral tickets
#14 – List last author’s name in truncated authors listing
This is important for the sciences. It can wait, but the demand for it
will continue, so it should probably be slated for the next
release if it doesn’t
#4 – Settle input values for fuzzy dates
As noted on the ticket, this can be dropped; for the present, offering
"circa" is enough.
#10 – Limiter for cs:name: suppress-min
This is a corner case, or at least an issue that doesn’t come up
Could be put off to a future release if the 1.0 plate proves too crowded.
#12 – Extend schema to cover locales-xx-XX.xml files
This might already have been taken care of. In any case, it needn’t
affect the release of 1.0.