[acawiki-general] Fwd: comments on BibTeX import, from Jim Pitman
nathan at creativecommons.org
Mon Oct 26 18:52:21 EDT 2009
On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 1:07 PM, Daniel Mietchen
<daniel.mietchen at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi Jodi,
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 2:15 PM, Jodi Schneider <jodi at acawiki.org> wrote:
>> Do you think it would make sense for the user to pick what field to use for
>> the summary, when importing from BibTeX? This could be the note, abstract,
>> or a custom field (since BibTeX ignores fields that aren't in the original
> I would say this depends on how highly you value corporate design at AcaWiki.
> The more important it is, the less design options remain for the users.
> Having said that, I would strive for a clear definition of what a
> "summary" should
> be and contain, and display it along with the form in which the user can choose
> amongst these three options, with abstract being the default.
>> As you say, 'note' may hold other information. But 'abstract' is a bit
>> problematic because the summary may not be the paper's abstract.
>>> By the way, do you plan to make the code for the BibTeX importer open?
It's already open. If you look at http://acawiki.org/Special:Version,
you'll see the link to the extension page
(http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:BibTexImport) with source
>> I'll ask our programmer about this!
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