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I have a bibliography in BibDesk, and use biblatex with biber backend. However, biblatex complains Package biblatex Warning: No driver for entry type 'url'. and apparently falls back Using fallback driver on input line 126.

Here is a MWE:

\usepackage{csquotes} % rec'd by babel



    Author = {{New York Times}},
    Title = {Nigerians Vote in Presidential Election},
    Url = {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/world/africa/17nigeria.html},
    Urldate = {2012-03-25},
    Year = {2011}



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Use @online instead of @Url or @article – egreg Mar 25 '12 at 16:29
@egreg Make that an answer, please. – lockstep Mar 25 '12 at 17:09
I deleted my previous comment, I had another paper that didn't use biber as biblatex backend, which could be a reason that it worked, or I just never really paid any attention to the errors (I finished that at 5 in the morning). – Zsub Mar 25 '12 at 18:25
up vote 7 down vote accepted

There is no @url entry type known to biblatex, but there's a @online one; you can choose also @article, if you know the precise data. This should work

    Author = {{New York Times}},
    Title = {Nigerians Vote in Presidential Election},
    Url = {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/world/africa/17nigeria.html},
    Urldate = {2012-03-25},
    Year = {2011}
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Aparently, BibDesk as of version 1.5.7 doesn't know about an @online field, however, it does have an @electronic, which according to the biblatex docs is a synonym for @online. Thanks and accepted :) – Zsub Mar 25 '12 at 18:23
@Zsub I believe that BibDesk can be instructed to extend the accepted types. – egreg Mar 25 '12 at 20:45

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