[NTG-context] Issues using publications subsystem for non-bibliographic database

Rik Kabel context at rik.users.panix.com
Sat Dec 8 21:11:32 CET 2018

On 12/8/2018 14:50, Alan Braslau wrote:
> On Sat, 8 Dec 2018 12:43:34 -0500
> Rik Kabel <context at rik.users.panix.com> wrote:
>> It is also quite
>> useful in earlier stages of larger projects where it is important to
>> document sources (for circulation copies) but one is not ready to tackle
>> the design and generation of more formal backmatter.
> In my incremental development, I place a bibliography at the end of a chapter, part, or even section - there is no need for this to be backmatter. Using modes, these then can remain or not be rendered as design advances.
> Again, what is the point of pulling references if they do not refer to anything? In the Latex/bibtex workflow, the list is generated by bibtex, and this can, and does, lead to de-synchronization in a partial development process as you describe. Here, the list is generated and exists in lua, and we take great pains to insure that it remains synchronized.
> Alan

The purpose is to reduce entry effort, prevent simple errors, ensure 
consistency across instances in the same and additional documents, and 
encourage reuse.

Or are you suggesting that a document like the paper I cited does not 
benefit from a bibliographic support subsystem?


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