Shadowrun Reference StandardEdytuj
Version 1.4 Last updated: 9 May 2005
The Shadowrun Reference Standard (SRS) defines a system for referencing Shadowrun products. The idea is to provide a method for web authors and internet posters to cite references to Shadowrun books in web sites, net.books, posts and even databases and other software in a way that is:
- Unobtrusive. References should be as short as possible so they do not distract from the main text and take as little screen space as possible.
- Unified. Everyone using the system should use the same system, eliminating confusion.
- Flexible. References should be able to specify a page in a book, but also have the ability to site exact paragraphs and page ranges.
While this sounds a bit anal, the SRS was born from a need to fit page references into tables with very narrow columns. It suits this purpose very well, compressing a lot of information into a small space.
It should be mentioned that this system is not endorsed by FASA in any way.
Each Shadowrun product is given a two- to four-letter code. This code is used to indicate the book being referenced. This code is followed by a ".", then by a page number or a page range. If a single page is specified, it can also be followed with a comma and a column number. This can optionally be followed by another column and a paragraph number. The resulting syntax is as follows:
<code>.<page>[-<end page> | ,<column>[,paragraph] ]
This is easier to understand by looking at a view examples:
|azt.125||Aztlan Sourcebook, page 125.|
|azt.125-127||Aztlan Sourcebook, pages 125 through 127.|
|azt.125,2||Aztlan Sourcebook, page 125, column 2.|
|azt.125,2,3||Aztlan Sourcebook, page 125, column 2, paragraph 3.|
Note that when a paragraph is specified, only full paragraphs are counted. If a column begins in the middle of a paragraph, the first paragraph is considered to be the paragraph following. Page and column references for paragraphs should always be given where the paragraph starts. Headings are not counted as paragraphs.<p>