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Bug 7466 - Multiple <references> shouldn't print same ref multiple times
Multiple <references> shouldn't print same ref multiple times
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Cite (Other open bugs)
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: Normal enhancement with 5 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-10-02 10:40 UTC by -jkb-
Modified: 2008-08-11 18:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description -jkb- 2006-10-02 10:40:56 UTC
I suggest to enable that references (made by < ref > can be placed on more
places on the page, e.g. in every section etc. When reference 1 and 2 in section
A, so I can recall them with < references / > here; but when I use this in the
section B (where there are references 3 and 4), so I will get all references on
the page, i.e. 1, 2, 3 and 4 (1 and 2 the second time). It would be useful that
those references, that has been recalled yet, do not appear the second time. ~~~~
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-10-02 18:11:14 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6271 ***
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-10-03 01:04:10 UTC
I believe the idea here is somewhat different than that of bug 6271:
<references> should (without any further arguments or whatnot) only print any
<ref>s since the last <references>, not any before that.  This would be handy
for something like [[Comparison of layout engines (CSS)]] (or most other enwiki
comparison pages), which tend to have per-section footnotes, although *why* they
do is a good question.

This would presumably also mean that ref numbering would be reset as well on
every <references>, although strictly that wouldn't be necessary.
Comment 3 -jkb- 2006-10-04 22:02:43 UTC
Yes, the idea is something else as 6271. Every time, when I set <references>, so
the "memory" of references should be deleted; but I do not think the numbering
should be resetted - no. Say, references (footnotes) 1 to 5 will be given in the
middle of the page, the rest, 6 to 10, on the end. It can make sense in long
articles. (Please do not mind my careful professional vocabulary of a profound
developer - I am not one :-)). 
Comment 4 Jelte (WebBoy) 2008-08-11 18:11:47 UTC
Fixed in r32290.

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