bibtex-1.0, or maybe not

Schneider, Thomas (NIH/NCI) [E] schneidt at
Wed May 22 03:41:07 CEST 2024


> As a basic example: a "url" field is obviously
> needed nowadays. But if he adds a url field to the standard styles,
> there will inevitably be usage conflicts (at the bib level, the bst
> level, the tex level, wherever) with the existing url fields that have
> been added by many other styles. On the other hand, if he invents a new
> field name, say "bibtexurl", it's even worse -- then bib files would
> have to duplicate url and bibtexurl. So there seems no good way to add it.

I have solved this by putting the url into a 'note' like this:

author = "D. Baji\'{c}",
title = "Information Theory, Living Systems, and Communication Engineering",
journal = "Entropy",
publisher = "MDPI AG",
volume = "26",
number = "5",
month = "",
pages = "430",
note = "\url{}",
comment = "2024/05/20_18:37:41 Google Scholar",
year = "2024"}

It displays just fine and the link works.

One can have several urls:

note = "\url{},

and they all work.  Since it is a note, one can add other information
about the links too.



  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
  Senior Investigator
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research
  RNA Biology Laboratory
  Biological Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  schneidt at

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