This is a summary of the markup for References—please ask for it
to be expanded if unclear.
Here is a sample
reference and the markup used for it
The references markup was changed in January 2010 to conform to
MemoTrove syntax (i.e., using square brackets); older refernce files
may use ‘angle brackets’ markup, with the same names, etc.
- Each reference has its own file, filename=nickname of the reference,
extension=‘.ref’ (for example, cowlis2003.ref)
- No blanks are allowed in the filename.
- References are marked up in tagged notation, using square brackets
to delimit tags. Each value starts with a ‘major tag’ (one of those
listed below) and is ended by the next major tag. All other tags
are treated as ‘content’ (e.g., MemoWiki links).
- HTML entities (e.g., é) can be used for accented characters
in names, etc.
- Tags not in HTML 3.2 might be added to the ‘major tags’ list later.
- Major tags with no content are ignored (they may be left in the
file to be filled in later).
- Multiple blanks are treated as a single blank. A blank after a
major tag is ignored.
- Blank lines are ignored, except when embedded in content (within
an abstract, etc.), in which case they become an indented paragraph
- When processed within MemoWiki, Wiki processing for inline notations
is carried out on the content of [abstract], [note],
and [comment] tags only; all other content is plain text (and
suitable, therefore, to translate to BibTex, etc.).
All references must have:
[itemtype]reference -- MemoTrove type; must be first tag in the
reference; content must be the word 'reference'
[nick]nickname -- recommended to be surname or abbreviation of
surname, plus 4-digit year; suffix a, b, etc. if
more than one in a year
[type]reference type, one of:
paper -- refereed or reputable
perscomm -- personal communication
www -- World Wide Web document (must have [url])
[cat]abc -- categories (topic-chosen) to which this
reference belongs. Categories are single letters,
and a topic can use up to 26 (or just one).
[title]title -- formal title of document
[author]name -- in either 'surname, firstnames' or 'firstnames
[date]year -- (may give more detail)
Optional tags for additional reference information:
[in]title -- in-book or in-journal (needed for a paper, chapter,
[pp]pages -- page count n (book, etc.) or page range m-n (for
an article, chapter, paper)
[URL]http:... -- if any relevant web page/document
[abstract] -- if available
[note]note -- a note ('previously published as...', etc.); added
[source]source -- name of the person who provided or wrote this
Subjective/local information (also optional):
[file] -- local filename in ..\files; must start with
'nickname-' (nickname from the [nick] tag)
[proof]1 -- 1 if proofread or 0 if not, 0 assumed
[comment] -- description of key results/reason for interest
[has] -- (deprecated) as [comment] except Wiki markup
[keys] -- additional keywords not in [comment]
[other]content -- other information, never added to generated HTML