[OS X TeX] Crossrefs in BibDesk?
curt.clifton at mac.com
Wed May 18 21:56:59 CEST 2005
On May 18, 2005, at 2:34 PM, Matthias Damm wrote:
>>> If the Title/Booktitle problem was solved as well, I personally was
>>> totally happy ...
>> This is the most urgent issue, I think, but I've forgotten the
>> particulars of the discussion (this is why we like those bug reports,
>> even if the sf.net tracker is hideously ugly).
> From my perspective, this is quite "easy" as well:
> The crossref feature is quite dumb and will ignore the proceedings
> volume's Title field if there is a Title field for the article (which
> usually is the case); but it will work correctly if the volume's title
> is given in the Booktitle field.
> Everything that would have be done is to add a Booktitle field with
> the Title information to all entries which might be crossref'd (and
> only to those), that is book and proceedings.
Warning, technical details ahead. I don't know the BibDesk object
model. But it seems like cross references could be treated using the
chain-of-responsibility pattern. If the object representing an entry
is missing data for a particularly field, then the request could be
delegated to the object representing the cross-referenced entry (if
any). The delegation would have to appropriately munge a booktitle
request into a title request of the delegee, but this munging could be
done with a simple hash table. (I'm assuming that field lookups use a
I'll shut up now. That's enough procrastinating for one day. Back to
Curtis Clifton, PhD Candidate
Dept. of Computer Science, Iowa State University
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