Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:05:55 UTC
Created attachment 4505 [details]
cite.php with modifications to implement this functionality
Introduces "decl=" as an alternative to "name=". "<Ref decl=whatever>...</ref>" refs should be placed in a block early in the wikitext. They will be stacked but not expanded. Subsequent "<Ref name=whatever/>" will be expanded. Expansion will be done in whatever order the "<Ref decl=whatever>...</ref>" are placed in by editors.
A cite.php file modified to implement this is attached. changes are based on a cite.php file which i downloaded from mediawiki within the last few days.
Note: I'm new to coding for wiki. If I should be doing something other than this or more than this, please let me know.
Created attachment 4563 [details]
Test case wikitext
Test case wikitext for Bug 12498
I submitted this bug, and just changed the resolution to WONTFIX. I plan to submit a modified version of the suggested code changes with enhanced functionality RSN, and I don't want anyone wasting time on this version in the meantime.