From: Adam R. Maxwell <amaxwell@ma...> - 2006-08-21 02:55:57
On Aug 18, 2006, at 20:15, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
> On Aug 18, 2006, at 12:49, Christiaan Hofman wrote:
>> On 18 Aug 2006, at 8:20 PM, Paul Ingraham, RMT wrote:
>>>>> Anyone have any idea what two warnings on line -1 of a .bib would
>>>>> about? Not sure how to look for that one... :-)
>>>> Enlarge the window so you can see the context of the warning
>>>> message. The -1 means the parser doesn't have a line number for
>>>> the warning.
>>> D'oh! Thank you, Adam. The warnings are identical. Both read "no
>>> capitalized tokens before first comma". Good to know that there
>>> actually is a more verbose report, but I'm still none the
>>> wiser. :-)
>> You get this error when there are invalid author names, in this case
>> that some name (last name) part is not capitalized. The name parser
>> uses capitalization of a name part to decide if it is a "von" or a
>> "first name" part. As this is done after reading the file, the parser
>> doesn't know the line number and makes it -1.
> It would be nice if we added some context (author name) to that
> warning message, but that looks painful to extract from the bt_name.
> At least the next release will have a horizontal scroller so the
> message column will be apparent.
Christiaan changed this so it shows a "?" instead of "-1" for line
number, and I added code to show the author name that was being
parsed, so things should be a bit more friendly in future.