Author: Zatschler Com
Posted: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 13:51:01 +0100
I've been trying to find a way to alter the way the "Short Title" is
used in repeat footnotes to avoid ambiguous citations.
I mainly write legal texts and quote cases, in particular cases from
the European Court of Justice where a typical full citation will read:
C-300/89 Commission of the European Communities v Council of the
European Communities  ECR I-2867.
The short title of this case would then be Commission v Council, but
there are hundreds of cases called Commission v Council so to make the
short citation unique, it is necessary to include either the case
number (C-300/89) or the date of the decision (11 June 1991). Now, it would
normally not be a problem just including, say the case number in the
"Short Title" field BUT virtually all legal citation styles require the
case name, but not the number or date, to be italicised.