The biblatex manual states that the entry type "software" usually doesn't have a driver and falls back to "misc" as its driver. With the IEEE style this doesn't print URLs. Therefore: is there any way to remap software to use the "online" driver as its fallback?

  • Do you really use biblatex and the biblatex-ieee style? In an example I got to see the URL for a software entry. Maybe you can show an MWE?
    – moewe
    Aug 17, 2016 at 12:52
  • Actually, I just noticed that a post-processing step of my bib file converts every url tag to link. :/
    – languitar
    Aug 17, 2016 at 13:45

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You can use


to use the @online driver for @software types. You can learn a bit more about this command in What exactly is the relationship Biblatex refers to as an alias of an entry type? And how should the formatting of aliased entry types be configured?

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