[whatwg] on bibtex-in-html5

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Sat May 23 15:19:29 PDT 2009

On 23.05.2009, at 23:35, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Sat, 23 May 2009, Simon Spiegel wrote:
> I agree that BibTeX is suboptimal. But what should we use instead?
> (The biblatex vocabulary seems unnecessarily incompatible with  
> BibTeX's,
> and the latter appears to have more deployed support, which was one  
> of the
> primary concerns that led to its vocabulary being picked.)

Biblatex is only incompatible insofar as it offers many more fields  
and possibilites than standard BibTeX. But that's true for about any  
newer BibTeX style and is a direct consequence from the extreme  
limitation of standard BibTeX.

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