html management and generation packages- do they offer "bibtex" generation? :)

Mike Marchywka marchywka at
Thu Sep 26 13:42:29 CEST 2019

On Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 12:23:41PM +0100, Peter Flynn wrote:
> On 25/09/2019 15:46, Mike Marchywka wrote:
> > I was just digging through more html from a somewhat scholarly
> > webpage (popular audience but using scientific literature) that
> > would be nice to cite in a bunch of publication types I could
> > imagine. It looked like from the comments their pages were generated by
> > some package (the name escapes me now but probably these are easy
> > to find or well known among web people).
> Can you find out the name?

According to their html, although IIRC designers used to credited in small
type on bottom of many sites, 

 more xxx | grep -i "genera\|credit\|design"
	<meta name="generator" content="Joomla! - Open Source Content Management" />

> > Any hope of getting them to make a bibtex button as easy as a bunch
> > of share buttons?
> If it's one of the popular open source content management systems, you can
> write the code for a 'cite' button and contribute it to the project.
> You then have to persuade site owners that it's worth their while to add the
> button, and persuade their designers to change their design to accommodate
> it.
> Those two are many orders of magnitude harder than actually writing the
> button code.
> > I'm still trying to scrape up bibtex from these sites and they would
> > probably be happy if it was easier to credit them.
> I really doubt if they are interested unless it will make them money.
> > Also whatever happened to the "webmaster" mail address? Too much spam?
> That, plus web sites really *HATE* people contacting them. Most nowadays
> hide behind "email forms" which they can ignore, and they hide their domain
> registration behind an anonymous registrar.
> Peter


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