Proposal:BibTeX database and Bibliography namespace

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Summary

Allow to put bibliographic information in an independent and conveniently searchable BibTeX database.

Proposal

One could create a BibTeX-like database with entries that followed a well-defined format and could be used to generate HTML code for articles according to template information. The database would allow to access bibliographic information through a limited set of indices (e.g. sequential number, author name and id and literature reference abbreviation, digital object identifier).

A "Bibliography:" (WP:BIBL) namespace could map the database into MediaWiki as a namespace and allow editing of database resources as templates (but saving an entry would require the entry to contain only valid entries for a given template).

Motivation

Make the use of bibliographic information more convenient.

Key Questions

  • Is BibTex sufficient? What other information may be interesting?

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