References are pages which contain the information pertaining to
works such as papers, articles, books, etc.
The names of references contain only alphanumeric characters, ending
in a 4-digit year (e.g., ‘smith1998’). When there is more than one
reference of the same name and year a single lowercase letter should
be appended to the name to distinguish between them (e.g., ‘smith1998b’).
In addition to the usual title/author/publication type of information,
suitable for generating HTML, XML or SGML, each reference file can
hold other information, including:
- nickname: the unique short name for the reference (e.g., ‘smith2001’)
– this is checked against the file name
- abstract (or similar description)
- type of the reference (book, paper, etc.)
- categories (for topics with multiple categories)
- whether data in the ref has been ‘proofed’ (that is double-checked
as ready for publication)
- keywords not in description (optional, for automatic categorization)
- comments (private notes)
- local filename (if local copy available) in the MemoWiki topic\files
directory (which starts with “nickname-”)
To link to a reference from a Wiki page use, for example, [cowlis2003],
which will appear in the text like this: [cowlis2003]. If a description
is added, the square brackets will be omitted, as is usual in MemoWiki
pages, thus: Here is a sample reference.
References use a simple plain-text markup, with
some special tags identified (such as abstract). Here is the markup used for the [cowlis2003] reference.
In references, Wiki inline markup can be used only in the content
of abstracts, notes, and comments.