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Template: Ref
Use on/in Articles
Use for Putting references into articles
Category template applies to page (none)
Template Parameters
(See Template style manual).
Name Purpose Required? SMW property Comment
1 Content yes See note A
name Reference name no See note B

Note A: As with any positional template parameter, use the form 1=content if the content contains an equals sign (=), which is reasonably common in URLs.

Note B: Using the name parameter is equivalent to naming a reference tag: <ref name="name">

Note C: This template (along with <ref> tags) should not be used on talk pages, as a references section is usually impracticable on talk pages that are continually being extended and archived.

<ref> tags cannot be nested, which means that you cannot have a note with its own reference using tags, such as <ref group="note">This note contains a reference<ref>This is the reference.</ref> in the note.</ref>. However, this template can be included in <ref> tags.

See also

  • {{note}} for creating footnotes instead of references.
  • {{reflist}} for generating the list of references created with this template.

Cite error: <ref> tags exist, but no <references/> tag was found
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