Can we #IndieWeb Google Scholar? #HigherEd (
So during my (ongoing) microformats crash course I have styled many citations. Writing an APA citation in html with proper markup takes time. A lot of time when you write a lot of citations. While I would consider a canonical link back to to a piece listed or displayed on an author’s website as le...
So @martijnvdven and I have been working on trying to create a microformats APA/MLA citation machine for my course and syllabi templates.Al was good until we tried to do books and book chapters.

The BibTex records Google Scholar spits out are garbage. Almost every @book title gets listed as a journal and I could find no citations correctly using @inbook

After @martijnvdven and I wrote out the html and did a few test cases a user would basdically have to rewrite the entire citation and we were left creating input fields for each BibTex field required in a citation. By that point you might as well just start with a blank form.

We will look to fork this instead and add the microformats since they have the phptemplates and input form fields completed already.

So can you build an #IndieWeb citation tool using Google Scholar? No. Too much garbage in, garbage out.

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