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Re: [Groff] refer question

From: Jorgen Grahn
Subject: Re: [Groff] refer question
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2005 02:23:42 +0200
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On Sat Apr  2 10:29:34 2005, address@hidden wrote:
[I wrote]
> > MLA seems to be "Modern Language Association". What kind of 
> > status (official or unofficial) does this style have? I have 
> > never heard about it or seen it used.
> There are two major academic traditions to deal with bibliographic
> references - the Harvard system (or the Author/Date system) and the
> Oxford system (or the Footnote system). 
> Since both systems are ofte described in within the same style guide, I
> think it is better to refer to "systems of references" rather than
> actual style guides. For example, both the Harvard and the Oxford system
> are escribed in Chicago Manual of Style.

I called the MLA system a "style", not a "style guide". I am aware that
style guides often describe several conflicting styles.  The term "style"
seems widespread -- BibTeX uses it, for example.


  // Jörgen Grahn       "Koka lopplummer, bada Ross, loppor borta."
\X/ <address@hidden>                                   -- Jonas

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