I’m wondering if there is a way to generate in-text citations and a bibliography when exporting to HTML.
To begin, it just so happens that @bcrane has mentioned a portion of what I’m trying to achieve in a blog post titled “Exporting a Bibliographic Citation” (I cannot post links).
Thank you to him for that. This would address my interest in generating bibliographies. Now is just the matter of citations/and or footnotes.
I can imagine that certain attributes and export methods such as HTMLExportCommand and HTMLExport-alternatemate or HTMLMarkdown would allow one to execute command line programs/scripts such as
multimarkdown and leverage Markdown syntax or (any of its derivatives that are supported by pandoc).
However, I’m concerned with how that will affect the implementation of features such as Ziplinks, for example and the ability to generate links to other notes upon export. I would prefer to use plain and pure RTF that Tinderbox is built with preference toward. This is why I love Mr. Crane’s approach.
So would there be a non-Markdown way to go about exporting Tinderbox notes as HTML with footnotes/references generated into it? Would I be able to include the use of CSL files? I would especially love have my citations appear as footnotes a la the Chicago style. I’m sure that there would secondary issues to consider with this pursuit, e.g how to go about parsing cite keys, pg. numbers, etc.
If the answer to all of this is “not gonna happen,” I’m totally fine with that. I’m new to this program and have a vague understanding on how it operates. But for some reason I feel like this may be do-able, albeit with a lot of “^s” and "$"s involved.