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Re: HTML-Note and bibliographies

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:38:37 +0200
Cc: Liam Quin <liam@w3.org>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A36CEEE9-FD21-48B0-8294-8864EBF7CC1F@w3.org>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@spec-ops.io>

> On 26 Apr 2016, at 01:40, Shane McCarron <shane@spec-ops.io> wrote:
> 
> Comments inline:
> 
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 6:20 PM, Liam R. E. Quin <liam@w3.org <mailto:liam@w3.org>> wrote:
> On Mon, 2016-04-25 at 12:07 -0500, Shane McCarron wrote:
> > There was a question in the meeting today about whether a
> > bibliography
> >
> [...]
> >    - If "type" is empty for a note, then prefer its title attribute
> > for
> >    display value
> 
> In general it's poor design to take text content from attributes,
> because that precludes having markup (e.g. if a bibliographic reference
> italicizes "et al." in the list of authors or puts a journal volume
> number in bold, or has Japanese ruby annotations). So I'm a little wary
> of this. See [Quin, Rueben, Io _et. al_, 1984_b_] for details :-).
> 
> Yeah - I am aware of this (obviously).  But I don't really have a good alternative that would be both flexible AND easy to use.  The title attribute accommodates popular citation styles (e.g., APA).   Do you have an alternate suggestion?

Well… I have seen bibliographies in history (my wife is a historian) where the citation mark is an arabic number in superscript:-(

Ivan

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