Terry Langendoen posted the following (forwarded from Jan Tent of Suva):
>How does one cite electronic versions of literary and other
>texts brought down from the net/web? There are no page or
>paragraph numbers and even the provenance of the text is not
>always clear (e.g. from what print edition was it keyed-in or
>We would greatly appreciate some guidance, be it informed or
I wish I could help but can only confirm that I believe this to be a very
I work with legal resources and this will become a serious issue when
referring to electronic version of case reports etc.
I understand some work is being done in the US on this subject.
Particularly on what is called vendor neutral case citation.
I can only assume that if the source material is published according to an
SGML DTD, that a citation system should be built into the DTD. Does anyone
have experience with this?
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