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Name variable 'original-author' is described as '?' #42

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jayvdb opened this Issue Feb 15, 2016 · 3 comments

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rmzelle commented Feb 16, 2016

When I wrote the CSL specification, I tried to come up with a good description of each variable. I couldn't find any description in the email archives on the use case for "original-author" (whose introduction precedes my involvement in the project), hence the "?".

@adam3smith, @bdarcus, any ideas?

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adam3smith commented Feb 16, 2016

I don't really know either. My guess would be that it could be classical author (Aristotle etc.) that aren't listed as primary authors in an edition of their works, but I don't actually know.

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bdarcus commented Feb 16, 2016

I think that's right, but my memory is foggy on this, and I'm bummed I
didn't correctly document it, and can't immediately think of the use
case.

I do know it's designed to be coupled with original-title, and there's
some old discussions about this issue (relating also to translated
works) on the zotero forum; see e.g.:

https://forums.zotero.org/discussion/4894/impossible-to-cite-translated-work/

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I don't really know either. My guess would be that it could be classical
author (Aristotle etc.) that aren't listed as primary authors in an edition
of their works, but I don't actually know.


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