[whatwg] on bibtex-in-html5

Really useful link below that helps understand citation practices at
wikipedia … would be good to check against csl and bibo (and maybe
even do some examples in RDFa from wikipedia?) …---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Gerard dxxxx@gmail.com
Date: Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 5:02 AM
Subject: Re: [whatwg] on bibtex-in-html5
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org

2009/6/3 Bruce D’Arcus zzzs@gmail.com:

Newspaper articles are cited a LOT; they’re all over the place on
wikipedia. And this doesn’t even get into patents, or hearing
transcripts, or legal opinions, or films. We need to be able to
represent all of these, and bibtex is of little help here.

I was about to mention Wikipedia! The citation templates there would
be an excellent set of examples of what a citation format would need
to cover in practical use. See:

There’s a lot there, but many aren’t that heavily used. You can see
how many uses there are of a template, or if there are any at all, by
going to the template page and clicking on “What links here” in the
sidebar. The ones whose name starts “Template:Cite …” include the

These constitute a bunch of special cases, but you’ll be pleased to
know that similar templates tend to get combined with time. I
certainly wouldn’t suggest a set of special cases in a spec for this.
But these will be useful for ideas and examples of what sort of
citations are in demand on the web.

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