[NTG-context] Multiple citations at one position

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Wed May 19 23:14:59 CEST 2010


On Wed, 19 May 2010, Hans Hagen wrote:

> On 19-5-2010 10:01, Stefan Müller wrote:
>>  Hi,
>>
>>  I am citing several references at one position in my document and I was
>>  wondering if there is a way to get something like "[1, 3, 9 - 11]" instead
>>  of
>>  "[1] [3] [9] [10] [11]" (what I would get by using "\cite[ref1]
>>  \cite[ref3]
>>  \cite[ref9] ..."). Unfortunately I can't find some deeper information
>>  about
>>  \cite or \setupcite. I'd appreciate any suggestions.
>
> I'm rewriting the bibtex code (which is boring as I have to figure out what 
> it's about, even more as most bib test files are a mess.
>
> For the moment it will run alongside the traditional mechanism but the new 
> one will have a compatibility mode at some point; some characteristics:
>
> - multiple bibtex sessions and mixed styles in one document
> - extensive filtering of entries (using the xml subsystem)
> - a different method to set up the styles (apa etc)
> - a bit of tracing
> - access to the full database (or multiple databases)
> - no more need for the bibtex program
> - new functionality demanding on user input
>
> I got a first version working but as I don't use bibliographies myself it 
> needs a bit of motivation to finish it soon. I'll probably ask others to 
> prepare the other styles but first I need to clean up some rough edges.

If the internal mechanism is using XML, then CSL can be used for styles. 
http://citationstyles.org/

(I don't know much about it other than the fact that it exists and is used 
by Zotero)

Aditya


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