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Re: Auto-generated Bibliographies

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 12 Jun 2003 12:50:36 -0500
To: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Cc: Dom HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, spec-prod@w3.org
Message-Id: <1055440235.25162.6.camel@dirk.dm93.org>

On Thu, 2003-06-12 at 12:05, Joseph Reagle wrote:
> Dom,
> 
> I was recently thinking it's a great waste of my time to have to compile and 
> update bibliographies in my specs.

Ooh! yeah... I've been thinking for a *long* time that the best
way to get the editors to get their bibliographies right is
to do it for them.

I've been wishing for a form where you could paste in a list
of document URIs and back would come a bibliography for them,
formatted according to our guidelines...
  http://www.w3.org/2001/06/manual/#References

Or just a "view as bibliography" in addition to
"view by author" and such.

I did some bibliography-formatting work in XSLT
for a URI scheme index...
  http://www.w3.org/Addressing/schemes#ctech
esp.

"TODO
     1. make dublin core bibliography formatting available separately
        from the resto of the stuff that the transformation does"

  -> http://www.w3.org/Addressing/schemesIndex.xsl

That has support for citing internet drafts and RFCs.
Citations of W3C tech reports should be easy to add.

I offer a 1000 point bounty for the "format my bibliography
for me" service.

>  So I've been looking for a source of TR 
> data that I could use and DanC pointed me to:
>   http://www.w3.org/2002/01/tr-automation/
>   http://www.w3.org/2000/04/mem-news/tr.rdf
> 
> However, this only has the short name, latest date, title and editors. Any 
> chance this could also scrape the full dated URI and status?

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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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