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et al handling

Bruce D'Arcus-3
OK, as I'm working on the new et al handling, I'm left with a question.
  Which of the following options?

1)  The formatting of "et al" is defined in each context.  So for
citation I may have:

<multiple-authors replace-with="et al." position="first"
min-authors="6" use-first="6">et al.</multiple-authors>
<multiple-authors replace-with="et al." position="subsequent"
min-authors="6" use-first="1">et al.</multiple-authors>

2)  Define that only once, but still separately for citations and
reference lists:

       <multiple-authors replace-with="et al.">
         <first min-authors="6" use-first="6"/>
         <subsequent min-authors="6" use-first="1"/>
       </multiple-authors>

       <multiple-authors replace-with="et al.">
         <all min-authors="6" use-first="6"/>
       </multiple-authors>

3) add config of "et al" elsewhere, a la terms.

       <et_al renderas="et al."/>

... and <use-et_al min-authors="4" use-first="3"/> in the citation and
bibliography element.

Am leaning toward option 3.

Bruce



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Re: et al handling

Johan Kool-2
Hello Bruce,

Option 3 seems the simplest to me. I still have to come along an  
article that uses anything other than "et al." let alone one that  
uses a different string for the citation and reference lists.

Johan



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Re: et al handling

Bruce D'Arcus-3
On 11/26/05, Johan Kool <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Option 3 seems the simplest to me. I still have to come along an
> article that uses anything other than "et al." let alone one that
> uses a different string for the citation and reference lists.

That's what I was thinking.  However, I seem to recall that some
styles use some different string to represent the same thing, which is
why I keep it configurable.  Certainly in Kanji it'd be different ;-)

Bruce