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Re: bibtex autokey + crossref + >1 bibtex file does not work


From: Roland Winkler
Subject: Re: bibtex autokey + crossref + >1 bibtex file does not work
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2004 23:33:23 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Frederik Fouvry <address@hidden> writes:
> In a BibTeX bibliography that contains entries that use the
> "crossref" attribute whose target entry is located in another
> file, the autokey facility does not find the attributes that are
> required for the generation of the key. Typically this is the
> year. The reason is obvious: only the current file is searched. To
> make this work, one has to make BibTeX-mode aware of other files
> that constitute the bibliography (like with the string-files), and
> either search these files, or generate on-the-fly one big
> temporary file/buffer.

In bibtex.el in CVS emacs some part of the above problem has already
been solved. It can search multiple BibTeX files to detect duplicate
keys. But it does not yet search multiple BibTeX files for
generating autokeys. I'll look for a solution of your problem.

Roland




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