Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Citations/Enable Citoid to generate citation from a PDF link

Enable Citoid to generate citation from a PDF link

  • Problem: Citoid doesn't solve the url when the link is a PDF document, giving an error message.
  • Proposed solution: Enable citoid to get the metadata from the PDF and fill the fields required.
  • Who would benefit: All editors, especially the users of the VisualEditor.
  • More comments: As user Mvolz commented, maybe it is tricky to automatically assign which kind of cite corresponds to the file (journal, book, etc). If the metadata doesn't provide this information, a solution could be to let the user select the appropriate one.
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T214038 (also related phab:T136722)
  • Proposer: Alexcalamaro (talk) 17:03, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

Discussion

  • The problem with PDFs is that there is indeed basically no standard for metadata. I don't think this goal is realistic. --Izno (talk) 02:33, 17 January 2022 (UTC)

Voting

  •   Support * Pppery * it has begun 18:37, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support EpicPupper (talk) 22:49, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Neocorelight (talk) 02:11, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --NGC 54 (talkcontribs) 22:44, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Agus Damanik (talk) 01:55, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Neutral the problem with PDF, not files and websites is they can have no metadata, and it's hard to create citation (missing info) Thingofme (talk) 13:53, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support if possible. Qwerfjkl (talk) 19:52, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Qazwsx777 (talk) 10:33, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Kpjas (talk) 10:23, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support WikiAviator (talk) 09:58, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Rather than argued there MAY be a metadata section in any PDF which might be disclosed and which might contain one of known formats like RDF or DublinCore or other (usually XML). Just try and enjoy if retrieved. --PerfektesChaos (talk) 11:36, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Geert Van Pamel (WMBE) (talk) 22:13, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support If it's possible, it would be very useful - Darwin Ahoy! 00:38, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Per PerfektesChaos, this isn't supposed to get the title for every PDF out there. Just get some of the more common title metadata formats sorted and leave the others alone. Even if it's only gets 20-30% or so, it's still better than the current situation.Mako001 (talk) 03:49, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support —— Eric LiuTalk 05:11, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Tomastvivlaren (talk) 09:17, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportDaxServer (t · c) 18:23, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --Ciao • Bestoernesto 02:39, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ayumu Ozaki (talk) 05:32, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --Luan (discussão) 14:27, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Krzysiek 123456789 (talk) 15:45, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Tom Ja (talk) 17:54, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support`DGG (talk) 19:48, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support ~Cybularny Speak? 20:20, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support per Mako001. ~~~~
    User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
    17:51, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support I doubt the feasibility, but would support it if the developers feel it is worth attempting. KnowledgeablePersona (talk) 23:30, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support KingAntenor (talk) 08:47, 9 February 2022 (UTC)