From: Joost Kremers <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [org-cite] citekey restrictions?
Date: Sun, 16 May 2021 20:49:27 +0200 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw)
On Sun, May 16 2021, Nicolas Goaziou wrote:
> However, allowing anything means some keys will not be compatible with
> some bibliography formats. For example, I doubt BibTeX would appreciate
> a percent character in a key.
Careful, trying to find out the details of BibTeX's file format is a quest that
I think no-one has ever returned from. :D I have a comment in =parsebib.el=
saying that BibTeX allows $ ^ and & in entry keys, despite the fact that those
characters are special in TeX...
The regexp =parsebib.el= uses for entry keys is this:
Mind you, I have no idea if BibTeX really rejects all these characters (well,
I'm pretty sure about the white space... :D ), but even if they are acceptable,
they probably don't occur much in the wild. At least I'm not aware of any user
complaints since the time I added support for $^&, which was four years ago,
> So... let's get liberal and say a key must match:
> (rx "@" (one-or-more (any word "-.:?!`'/*@+|()<>&_^$#%&~")))
> Nothing bad could happen, right?
On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being getting an error message and having to go online
to find out what it means, and 10 being the total and utter destruction of our
solar system, I doubt it'll exceed 1.
Life has its moments
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-05-16 19:18 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2021-05-16 10:12 [org-cite] citekey restrictions? Bruce D'Arcus
2021-05-16 11:29 ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-05-16 11:41 ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-05-16 12:55 ` Nicolas Goaziou
2021-05-16 13:10 ` Bruce D'Arcus
2021-05-16 18:49 ` Joost Kremers [this message]
2021-05-16 21:21 ` Nicolas Goaziou
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