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Bug 12358 - Allow references (<ref>) to be defined without adding this instance to the list of references (<references/>)
Allow references (<ref>) to be defined without adding this instance to the li...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 5997
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Cite (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-12-19 21:41 UTC by User:32X
Modified: 2008-08-11 18:24 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description User:32X 2007-12-19 21:41:44 UTC
Normally references are declared within the text (<ref>bla</ref>), which makes the source harder readable. If a reference is used more than once, it could be combined by (<ref name="bla">bla</ref> and <ref name="bla"/>). The problem is, the defining instance may still mess the text when viewed its wiki source.

Please add a parameter or other function to make it possible, that a reference can be defined (at the end of the text) without adding this defining instance to the reference table:

| bla bla bla <ref name="bla"/> bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
| bla bla bla bla bla bla 
| ...
| <ref defname="bla">This defining instance won't show up in the <references/> table.</ref>
Comment 1 User:32X 2007-12-21 22:23:20 UTC
Additionally dirty hacks like http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Proposals_for_closing_projects&diff=prev&oldid=688978 wouldn't be needed any more. (It works, the first instance isn't shown, but the "a" appears in the list of <references/>.)
Comment 2 Jelte (WebBoy) 2008-08-11 18:24:56 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 5997 ***

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