Category:CS1 maint: display-authors

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This is a tracking category for CS1 citations that use |display-authors=. Prior to the introduction of Module:Citation/CS1, the citation formatting templates were designed to support no more than nine authors. If nine (or more) author parameters were specified, then the template would display eight authors followed by 'et al.' to indicate that the list had been truncated. Some editors relied on this behavior to include the 'et al.' label. An error message and category listed those articles that had exactly nine authors but did not have a |display-authors= parameter. The error message indicated that the Module could not know if the source had exactly nine authors or if the editor was relying on the default behavior of {{citation/core}} to provide an automatic 'et al.' The error category has been cleared and no longer exists.

Articles are listed in this category when Module:Citation/CS1 identifies citations that use |display-authors= with an assigned value that is greater than or equal to the number of authors in the citation. When this condition occurs, |display-authors= may be removed from the citation. Pages in this category should only be added by Module:Citation/CS1.

Editors who use AWB may wish to use this AWB script as an aid to clearing this category.


By default, Citation Style 1 and Citation Style 2 error messages are visible to all readers and maintenance category messages are hidden from all readers.

To display maintenance messages, include the following text in your common CSS page or your specific skin's CSS page (common.css and skin.css respectively):

.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint {display: inline;} /* display Citation Style 1 maintenance messages */

Even with this css installed, older pages in Wikipedia's cache may not have been updated to show these error messages even though the page is listed in one of the tracking categories. A null edit will resolve that issue.

To hide error messages:

.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error {display: none;} /* hide Citation Style 1 error messages */

You can personalize the display of these messages (e.g. change the color), but you will need to ask someone who knows CSS or at the technical village pump if you do not understand how.

Pages in category "CS1 maint: display-authors"

The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total.