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Bug 6311 - Notes/refs that have separate paragraphs
Notes/refs that have separate paragraphs
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Cite (Other open bugs)
unspecified
PC Linux
: Lowest enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedi...
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Reported: 2006-06-14 21:23 UTC by Francis Tyers
Modified: 2012-04-02 16:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Francis Tyers 2006-06-14 21:23:36 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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Footnotes#Example_format
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-06-14 21:24:08 UTC
What about them?
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-06-14 21:34:19 UTC
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.
Comment 3 NikoSilver 2006-06-14 21:56:04 UTC
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.
Comment 4 Steve Sanbeg 2008-08-11 19:56:50 UTC
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.
Comment 5 bluehairedlawyer 2012-04-02 16:25:48 UTC
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>??

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