Talk:Jacopo Puccini

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References and footnotes[edit]

Great to see someone else working on this article! There are now two different styles for handling references. The original one involved putting the full citation of the work in the "References" section at the bottom, and using the <ref> tags for only a brief citation that refers the reader to the references section. The newer style, introduced in recent changes, puts the full citation of the work in the <ref> tag. Is there a recommended or most common way of doing this in Wikipedia? Which should we use here? AlbertBickford (talk) 20:23, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

I'm really not sure what the reference convention is supposed to be in that regard. I generally use the templates for citation in the composition toolbar. But for this page, we can use whatever method you think best. — Preceding unsigned comment added by David.thompson.esq (talkcontribs) 04:33, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
I like the use of the templates; I didn't know they existed before I saw you use them. They would help establish a common format for all of Wikipedia. Here's what I suggest: We use the {{cite book}} templates in the References section for all of the references, giving the full details there. Then, we use an abbreviated citation in the <ref> tags in the text, which will show up in the footnotes sections. How does that sound? BTW, thanks for your additions; I didn't know about those other sources. The only reason I know about the composer is that I'm performing the Mass in January, and noticed he wasn't listed yet in Wikipedia, so I through together what I could find. AlbertBickford (talk) 23:58, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
Sounds fine! David.thompson.esq (talk) 01:39, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
OK, I did it. In the process, I switched to using the {{Citation}} template consistently, since I couldn't find a {{cite ___}} template for articles in a book. According to the documentation, there are some differences between how the {{cite ___}} templates and the {{Citation}} template handles punctuation, so I thought it best to use the general-purpose {{Citation}} template consistently. If you have a chance, check over my work to make sure I didn't mess anything up. AlbertBickford (talk) 02:53, 7 November 2012 (UTC)