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Re: scientific publishing process (was Re: Cost and access)

From: Phillip Lord <phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:10:54 +0100
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfpschneider@gmail.com>
Cc: Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>, <semantic-web@w3.org>, <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <87eguiu2ox.fsf@newcastle.ac.uk>
"Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfpschneider@gmail.com> writes:
> The goal of a new paper-preparation and display system should, however, be to
> be better than what is currently available.  Most HTML-based solutions do not
> exploit the benefits of HTML, strangely enough.
>
> Consider, for example, citation links.  They generally jump you to the
> references section.  They should instead pop up the reference, as is done in
> Wikipedia.

Yes, I agree. I do this on my blog or rather provide it as an option.
The reference list is also automatically generated here, so, for
example, there is no metadata associated with the two references in
this post:

http://www.russet.org.uk/blog/3015

In both cases, the reference list is formed from the metadata on the
other end of the link, gathered either from the HTML, or in the case of
arXiv from their XML-RPC interface.


> Similarly for links to figures.  Instead of blindly jumping to the figure,
> they should do something better, perhaps popping up the figure or, if the
> figure is already visible, just highlighting it.

Or better still, providing access to the code and data from which the
figure is derived.

Phil
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