On Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:58:53 -0400
Rik Kabel <cont...@rik.users.panix.com> wrote:

> The lack of either an author or an editor is currently flagged in 
> ConTeXt as an error for books and perhaps other bibtex entry types as 
> well. Or do you mean to apply this recommendation to only the
> electronic type or some other limited subset of types?

This will be corrected for types other than electronic when I look into
a consistent set.

> Perhaps it is better to use the association name as an author and 
> protect it with a layer of curlies or quotation marks, as {{Apple, 
> Inc.}}, "{Apple, Inc.}", or '{Apple, Inc.}', any one of which will do 
> the job and also serve to prevent what would surely be unwanted 
> abbreviation for styles that abbreviate what are parsed as given
> names.

This won't happen. We made a design choice not to follow such sloppy
bibtex/LaTeX use and to require clean datasets. Apple Inc. is NOT a
named author, it is an organization, and the APA specification is clear
about this (it even has screwy rules about the first citation and then
the following when one should abbreviate names [such as APA]). Of
course, the specifications have to be fixed to handle this correctly
and consistently, also trying to be consistent with the fields that are
defined by the original bibtex documentation and followed by many
bibtex manipulating tools (such as jabref). The problem is that the use
of bibtex in the real world is a big mess!

If your question is of interest to others as well, please add an entry to the 

maillist : ntg-context@ntg.nl / http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context
webpage  : http://www.pragma-ade.nl / http://context.aanhet.net
archive  : https://bitbucket.org/phg/context-mirror/commits/
wiki     : http://contextgarden.net

Reply via email to