# [NTG-context] \startquotation, \cite and footnotes

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sun Dec 3 15:14:36 CET 2006

Oliver Buerschaper wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've been wondering whether someone (perhaps Taco?) can give me a
> hint on the following:
>
> 1. Is there an automated way to place citations into footnotes? So
> whenever I use \cite in the running text it should produce a footnote
> with the reference alongside the usual footnotes. However, when \cite
> is invoked within a footnote it should just type out the reference
> inline (in the footnote, of course ;-). So far I've done this
> manually with \footnote{\cite{key}} (which at times produced its own
> strange results like two footnote blocks on the same page).

There is no other way. If you strangeness as a result from this,
then it is a bug in the footnote handling that is (should be)
unrelated to the bibliography module.

> 2. When typesetting a quotation block I'd like to add a reference
> directly after the closing quotation marks. However, including the
> \cite command before \stopquotation places the reference before the
> closing marks, and moving \cite out of the \start \stop block makes
> the reference appear on a new line ...

The next solution is a bit rude, but works:

% First define an internal version of quotations. It will
% typeset the contents of the macro \MyMagic at the end,
% just after the symbol.
%
\definedelimitedtext
[myquotation]
[left={\symbol[leftquotation]},
right={\symbol[rightquotation]\MyMagic},
leftmargin=standard]

% And this is simply a wrapper for ease of use
%
\long\def\startcitedquotation[#1]#2\stopcitedquotation
{\bgroup
\def\MyMagic{~\cite[#1]}
\startmyquotation #2\stopmyquotation
\egroup}

% usage:

\starttext

\startcitedquotation[schmitz2006]
overly beautiful pusillanimous sesquipedalian longwinded
\stopcitedquotation

\stoptext

Best, Taco