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Re: References to web sites

From: Jeff Kingston
Subject: Re: References to web sites
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 10:11:03 +1100

On Wed, 19 Dec 2001 23:29:21 +0100 (MET), Robert Feldt wrote:
  > On Thu, 20 Dec 2001, Jeff Kingston wrote:
  > > I think you should use the type of whatever document is at the end
  > > of the link: tech report, journal article, etc.  The fact that a
  > > document is accessed via a URL rather than by wandering over to the
  > > library and grabbing a journal does not affect what type of document
  > > it is.
  > > 
  > But the thing is that there is no "document" at the end of the link. Only
  > the page itself.

OK, so if you printed that page out on a sheet of paper, what would
its type be?  There are all kinds of types of documents on the web:
technical reports, journal articles, software for download, etc.

A quick grep of data/refstyle.ld shows that Lout's standard distribution
offers the following document types:

  { Book @RefStyle @Style
  { Proceedings @RefStyle @Style
  { PhDThesis @RefStyle @Style
  { TechReport @RefStyle @Style
  { MastersThesis @RefStyle @Style
  { Seminar @RefStyle @Style
  { Misc @RefStyle @Style
  { Article @RefStyle @Style
  { InBook @RefStyle @Style
  { InProceedings @RefStyle @Style

If the web page you are referencing really can't be classified more
precisely than "Web Page", I suggest you use Misc.  If it has a
better classification, then we need to develop that into another

Jeff Kingston

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