# [texhax] Need help with BibTex author

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Jul 27 15:31:32 CEST 2004

> I know that the behaviour is somewhat dependent on the bst file I use, but
> I'm stuck with it.  Possibly I can modify it but I'd rather not if there
> is some way to fool bibtex.

the behaviour is exclusively a property of the bibstyle you're using
(the bibtex standard styles don't do this) -- here's plain.bst output

\begin{thebibliography}
\bibitem{foobar}
{Foobar Media Services}.
\newblock \url{http://www.foobar.gov}.

\bibitem{tic}
{The Idiot Collaboration}.
\newblock {S}ome {B}aloney, October 2000.
\end{thebibliography}

unless we're told _what_ bibstyle you're using, we don't stand a
chance -- we simply can't guess what it's trying (and failing) to put
in that first block.

(does bibtex not produce error messages about something missing? -- a
standard style would.)