bugGNU roff - Bugs: bug #64548, [refer] want new fields: %e, %s,...


bug #64548: [refer] want new fields: %e, %s, %c, %o, %a, %u

Submitter:  G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Submitted:  Sat 12 Aug 2023 06:56:03 AM UTC
Category:  Preprocessor refer Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  Feature change Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None
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Sat 12 Aug 2023 06:56:03 AM UTC, original submission:  

Peter Schaffter suggested a couple of years ago:

... I proposed %e as a candidate for the edition field
because it's been around long enough in mom that it makes sense for
other macro packages to follow suit.  Plus it has the advantage of
being a meaningful [mnemonic].

Mom implements five additional fields
for Internet sources as required by MLA:

  %s site name
  %c content (e.g. Web, Email, Blog...).
  %o organization, group, or sponsor or the site
  %a access date
  %u URL

Methinks, in 2021, that the other groff macro packages should catch
up with this newfangled Internet thingy.

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
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