# [NTG-context] Incompatibility bib num style / reference prefix option

Morgan Brassel morgan.brassel at free.fr
Tue Mar 18 00:33:31 CET 2008

On Mon, 17 Mar 2008, Taco Hoekwater wrote:

> Morgan Brassel wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I think I discovered a bug in the 'num' alternative of the bib module. It
>> seems to be incompatible with the prefix=+ option of referencing.
>
> Yes, indeed. It is doubtful that it ever will be compatible with
> prefixes, it needs to do too much black magic behind the scenes.

Hi Taco,

Thank you for the information. That's not really a problem to me, I'll
change my references to new ones.

>> By the way, the 'num' alternative also gives an unknow reference when
>> \completepublications is not present, while the default alternative is OK. Is
>> there a particular reason for this? Thanks.
>
> Yes. You are asking for the sequence number in the list of publications.
> That is (by definition) undefined if there is no such list (yet).

I see. Anyway, it seems weird to make citations in a document without
including a bibliography...

Greetings,
Morgan