[Mediawiki-l] Citation Citation Citation?

Dan Bolser dan.bolser at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 11:07:00 UTC 2007

On 21/08/07, Sean O'Connor <sean at transabled.org> wrote:
> Hello Dan,
> I like the idea of a more user friendly citing extension.  However, a
> few points:
> 1- AJAX...  Sweet, nice, and all that.  Completely unusable if you
> have javascript turned off, or if you're using keyboard only to
> navigate, or use a screenreader.  Not saying not to use it, but
> provide a non-AJAX alternative.  Accessibility and usability are
> important.


> 2- Don't assume that everyone who would use the extension has access to PubMed.

Uh? I assume they have access to the internet... hence PubMed. They
may not have access to the articles themselves, but that is not
necessary for citation purposes.

> 3- Don't assume that all articles are available through PubMed.  I've
> access to PubMed myself, but many research articles I am routinely
> hunting for aren't available, nor referenced, on that system,


> So, there you go, my 2 devaluated cents ;)

At least your exports will be boosted!

> Good luck and happy hunting



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