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• CommentRowNumber1.
• CommentAuthorUrs
• CommentTimeMay 10th 2022
• (edited May 10th 2022)

For what it’s worth, for bib-items I am trying to stick to this formatting convention:

That’s essentially what I have been doing for a while now, except that lately I came to think of putting those square brackets around the web-links, which seems to make good sense.

Just to beware that in Instiki a square bracket preceding a link needs escaping to prevent the parser from seeing a double square bracket command. So currently I am coding this using math mode:

    * [[First Last]], *Title*, Journal, **vol** num (year) page-page $[$[arXiv:xxxxxx](url), [doi:10.1007/xxxxxx](url)$]$

• CommentRowNumber2.
• CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
• CommentTimeMay 10th 2022

I like it. Is there another way of escaping the rendering, though? I’d have to have a play in the Sandbox, but you’ve probably already had a go at different options.

• CommentRowNumber3.
• CommentAuthorUrs
• CommentTimeJun 26th 2022

Over here an anonymous user points out that (besides the inconvenient escaping by a unicode hex character) there is also the escaping of the square brackets by &lbrack; and &rbrack;

For the record:

  * [[First Last]], *Title*, Journal, **vol** num (year) page-page &lbrack;[arXiv:xxxxxx](url), [doi:10.1007/xxxxxx](url)&rbrack;


(NB: The &rbrack; is not strictly necessary – an ] would do as far as the rendered text is concerned – but with &rbrack; the source code is less mysterious, I suppose.)

This is slightly more inconvenient to type then my hack $[$, but of course functionally it is much better. I’ll try to stick to it now.