[NTG-context] YABQ (yet another bib question...)

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Fri Sep 15 12:05:39 CEST 2006

On Sep 15, 2006, at 11:47 AM, Taco Hoekwater wrote:

> Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:
>> IMHO, bibtex should now generate keys such as Hoek2006a and Hoek2006b
>> or authoryear references like Hoekwater (2006a) and Hoekwater
>> (2006b), but it should not (!) append the "a" and "b" to the years in
>> the bibliographic list itself.
> Actually, sometimes it should, namely in authoryear styles with
> the list in database ordering as opposed to cite ordering.

Oh dear, once you go into the gory details of bibliographies, there's  
no end to it...

>> But I may be wrong here - what do you
>> and other users say? Should the (2006) in the example above come out
>> as "(2006a)" and "(2006b)"? And as I was suggesting: if you use
>> numered references, I think it would be best to just switch maybeyear
>> off completely, so my suggestion would be to have a switch "maybeyear
>> = on/off" for  the \setuppublicationlist.
> Sure, that is simple. Will upload in a few minutes
> Taco

Thanks Taco, that's sweet. Maybe other users can chime in. I'm still  
thinking whether it would be useful to add an option that would  
append maybeyyear only to the reference key, not to the list... Such  
as a bibliographic style that would produce this sort of list:

Hoekwater 2006a = Hoekwater, "Article 1,"
                   JournalA 2 (2006) 20--30
Hoekwater 2006b = Hoekwater, "Article 2,"
                   JournalB 2 (2006) 30--40

But disregard this if you think it's silly or if it's too difficult  
to implement.

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