A Discussion Paper has been added to the Vincennes files
It introduces the project, giving scope and purpose, an
archtiectural sketch, and examples of both API and
The Vincennes project develops an open Citation Facility
Interface, connecting typically an Editor/Word Processor
(EWP) and a Reference Manager Application (RMA).
Primary purpose is the easy insertion of references
(=BBcitation markers=AB) and creation of bibliographies
(=BBreference lists=AB), but in particular in connection with
the spread of XML encoded documents, it is expected that
many other uses will be developed.
The projects develops both an interface standard and a
- Easy way to get an important feature lacking for years
- Makes free software more attractive
- Ability to freely combine two major applications will
attract users in particular from academia
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