# [NTG-context] Bib module error handling

Oliver Buerschaper oliver.buerschaper at mpq.mpg.de
Fri Feb 2 17:13:04 CET 2007

```> That is the chicken and egg problem I was talking about.
> When the publication list sort order is 'by citation order',
> and 'only show cited publications' (as per ams), then \cite
> looks at the list to find the number, and the list checks
> the \cite order for what to include. All is good if the
> ref is actually there, but intercepting errors is problematic.

I see ... just curious: do you happen to know how the LaTeX folks
handle wrong citation keys?

>> Wouldn't it be nice to just replace the "(Xxxx, 0000)" entry by "??"
>> to make it consistent with the cross referencing errors?
>
> I did it this way, because I prefer better-matching page breaks over
> visual similarity. At least some of the other \cite options
> generate ??