Template:Template reference list

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References

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This template is used to show the references used in a template on the template page.

Overview[change | change source]

{{Template reference list}} provides an explanatory list of references that are entered into the template in which Template reference list is inserted. The references appear in the article where the template is used if either {{Reflist}} or the <references/> tag is used in the article. By showing the references on the template page, the Cite error message is defeated, and it allows the template editor to verify those references.

Usage[change | change source]

Documentation page[change | change source]

If the template includes a documentation page, simply add a regular references section there.

Basic usage[change | change source]

If the template does not include a documentation page, add:

<noinclude>{{Template reference list}}</noinclude>

near the end of the template as in any article.

Grouped references[change | change source]

If one or more references of the template are grouped (like: <ref group="groupname">), you may use:

<noinclude>{{Template reference list|groupname1|groupname2|groupname3}}</noinclude>

It supports a maximum of 6 group names.

Important note[change | change source]

The article where the template is used must include a <references/> tag or the {{Reflist}} template.

If the references are grouped, the article must also include <references group="groupname"/> tags or the {{Reflist|group="groupname"}} templates.

Technical[change | change source]

This templates uses <h2>References</h2> instead of == References == to create the section header. The standard wikimarkup creates an edit link that when transcluded links back to the original template. Thus, an editor who clicked on the edit link on the References section would confusingly open this template for editing.

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