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On 05/24/2017 02:42 PM, V Stuart Foote w

Sorry, but the simple truth is that developing and maintaining just a few of
the diverse range of defined styles is out of scope for LibreOffice

A Citation Style Language aware extension could, in theory, support all
8,000+ formatting styles that are in the repository,
which utilises a CC-BY-SA 3.0 (unported) license.

but is fully in scope for projects like Zotero and Mendeley--or the commercial

Those two programs use Citation Style Language for bibliographic formatting.


The simplest approach to rewriting the Bibliographic Component, is to
abolish the one database for all citations approach that is currently
used. Instead, have one database for every medium and format that is
cited. This is to cover oddities, such as _The APA Manual of Style_
requiring videos on YouTube to be cited differently from videos on other
Internet sites, and movies made for TV be cited differently from movies
that had a theatrical release, and if both a theatrical release and made
for tv, to have yet another format. How to correctly cite content has
gotten so much more complicated in the last decade, that one can no
longer assume that citations unambiguously point to the specific content
that is being cited.


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