Last modified: 2012-04-02 16:25:48 UTC
# Notes/refs that have separate paragraphs without using <br>, but by just
pressing [enter]. Also, some formatting option to help keeping the text flow
while in the edit window: The [enter]s right after the <ref> tag and right
before the </ref> tag should not print. See #Example format below.
What about them?
He would like literal line breaks to translate into new paragraphs in references
only, for some reason. I have no idea why that's desired for refs but not for
anything else. I asked at the link provided, but nobody ever answered that I saw.
As a (bad) example see also [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macedonia_%28terminology%29]
ref number 5. In this case, even <br>: was used to indent second par.
Also the non-printing [enter] right after <ref> and right before </ref> helps with the
text-flow in the edit window. Check example by Francis above.
Refs should just contain wikitext that can be parsed recursively. You may be able to get that affect by nesting with a <poem> tag, but making it an implicit part of ref would make it inconsistent with the rest of the wiki syntax.
No wishing to flog a dead horse but...
Newlines can sometimes be useful within very long refs such as those with multiple cite tags of long quotes. I can see that having ref tags with literal new lines could be confusing in the main article text, but maybe they could be allowed with <reference>...</reference>??