# footcite not getting displayed

I have used the package

\usepackage[style=mla,babel=hyphen,backend=biber]{biblatex}


This is my ref.bib file

@BOOK{HK,
AUTHOR={H. Kopka and P. W. Daly},
TITLE={A Guide to LaTeX},
YEAR=1999.
}

@misc{git1,
author = {Robert Kingston},
title = {A simple javascript multivariate testing framework},
year = {2013},
publisher = {GitHub},
journal = {GitHub repository},
howpublished = {\url{https://github.com/jamesyu/cohorts}},
commit = {5d0f2cc8aa769ddb407869faac1ecf268677c6b9}
}


This is my frame

\begin{frame}[fragile]{Implementation of Multivariate Testing}
\begin{itemize}
\item Need to specify variation of elements on a Page \footcite{git1}
\begin{minted}{javascript}
Cohorts.Options.debug = true;
font_test = new Cohorts.Test({
name: 'hello-goodbye',scope: 1,//Set the scope
sample: 1, cohorts: { hello: {
onChosen: function() {
$('p.message').html('Register');}}, goodbye: { onChosen: function() {$('p.message').html('Submit');}},},

\end{minted}
\item All results can be accessed from the Google Analytics dashboard
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}


In the \footcite only the number is getting displayed that is 2

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us to help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – user31729 Mar 9 '15 at 10:45

First a remark: please change in your first bib entry YEAR=1999. to YEAR=1999, (change dot to comma).

With a little testing with other styles instead of your used mla makes clear, that the style mla is the problem.

If you change the biblatex style to for example style=authoryear-comp, everything works well and your footcite is well shown.

Conclusion:

The style biblatex-mla is faulty. I suggest not to use it (or ask the maintainer to correct it). Because I do not know this style (and do not want to invest time to study it) I can't tell you an alternative style. Please check the documentation.

Please try the following MWE (and play with both styles, comment and uncomment):

\RequirePackage{filecontents}
\begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib}
@BOOK{HK,
AUTHOR    = {H. Kopka and P. W. Daly},
TITLE     = {A Guide to LaTeX},
YEAR      = 1999,
}

@misc{git1,
author    = {Robert Kingston},
title     = {A simple javascript multivariate testing framework},
year      = {2013},
publisher = {GitHub},
journal   = {GitHub repository},
commit    = {5d0f2cc8aa769ddb407869faac1ecf268677c6b9},
howpublished = {\url{https://github.com/jamesyu/cohorts}},
}
\end{filecontents*}

\documentclass{beamer}

\usepackage{lmodern}

\usepackage[%
style=authoryear-comp,
% style=mla,
autolang=hyphen,
backend=biber
]{biblatex}

%\usepackage{hyperref}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}[fragile]{Implementation of Multivariate Testing}
\begin{itemize}
\item Need to specify variation of elements on a Page\footcite{git1}
\item All results can be accessed from the Google Analytics dashboard
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
\textcite{knuth:ct:e} \cite{git1} \textcite{git1}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Bibliography}
\printbibliography
\end{frame}
\end{document}


with the result:

• The last update to biblatex-mla was in May 2013, and since then biblatex has progressed a bit, so there are bound to be some rough edges. (But biblatex-mla states to be compatible with version 2.5, so many things will work OK.) For first citations in footnotes biblatex-mla calls the driver footcite:<entrytype>. Unfortunately, it does not define a driver footcite:misc, so we get no output with git1. Other types like @book do work. – moewe Oct 12 '15 at 5:58