Help talk:Cite


This needs to be cleaned up to not be as English-Wikipedia-centric. All mentions of {{reflist}} should be removed, for starts. ^demon 19:42, 3 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Reference problems in the absence of error messages[edit]

How can references be made to work if they simply fail to refer, without error messages? Such as these:

-- 12:11, 15. Jan. 2017‎ (UTC)

If I understand this correctly, you did not install the necessary extension: Extension:Cite, as you can check here: Regards --HirnSpuk (talk) 18:46, 23 January 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Translation excluded[edit]

Some parts of the document are excluded from translation, that is not really helpful, because there are some parts, that would need translation, too. For example the word content between the ref-Tags should be translated.

There are some Formatproblems as well. For example what's the meaning of the single ref-Tag at the start of the document ({{tag|ref|open}})? I'm sadly not experienced enough to take care of the stuff myself. Regards --HirnSpuk (talk) 17:51, 23 January 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Missing info ?[edit]

Hi there,

Wikisource makes use of a <ref follow="xyz"> tag for the Page namespace, where "xyz" is of a named reference in the previous page. This "follow" attribute is not documented here. And are there any others ? --Jerome Charles Potts (talk) 15:36, 29 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Documentation for |follow= has been added by Johanna on 2019‎-12-02. Up to this point it had been documented at Extension:Cite since 2014-07-18. It is used in the Page: namespace at Wikisource and in the en:Template:R referencing system in the English Wikipedia.
There are two more such tags for <ref>: |dir=ltr/rtl apparently exists since about 2008 [1] but was finally adopted officially in 2017 [2]. |extends= exists since ca. 2018/2019 as part of the "CiteBookReferencing" extension, but is only enabled in beta clusters (conditional $wgCiteBookReferencing).
--Matthiaspaul (talk) 15:35, 10 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Updating the pages Extension:Cite and Help:Cite[edit]


The Technical Wishes team from Wikimedia Germany is currently working with the Cite extension to add a new feature to it: A new attribute will make it easier to cite different parts of the same source (please find more info on the project page). We're planning to deploy a first version of the new feature to the beta cluster beginning of December.

For this, we also want to update some of the documentation about the Cite extension. Part of this will include moving the "Usage" and the "Customization" section from the Extension:Cite page to Help:Cite, and possibly moving some information from Help:Cite to Extension:Cite. The reasoning behind this is that the extension page usually focuses on purely technical information, whereas the help page usually contains information about usage and customization.

Please let me know if you have any strong objections to this. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 14:09, 20 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

(the "#fragment" portion of) a hyperlink longer working (a dead link?)[edit]

There is a section of text that says << "the same output as the first example above," >> in the help page [section] Help:Cite#Separating references from text ... (at least, in the most recent version of it ... the "21:38, 2 December 2019‎" version of it).

The hyperlink in that section of text points to "Help:Cite#Example", even though it is displayed as "first example".

That hyperlink -- at least the "#fragment" portion of it, "#Example" -- no longer works.

I suspect that (a) the place to which that hyperlink was intended to link, used to have some kind of "label" or section name, -- (which was, at that time, spelled << "Example" >>), -- but that (b1) the spelling of the destination name has changed (from "Example" to some other character string) or ... that (b2) the destination no longer exists, or that (b3) the destination does still exist, but it no longer has any name or label, or that (b4) the destination has been moved to a different file or document ... e.g., in an episode of "archiving", or something like that. [Please forgive me if there are other possibilities -- (b5) through (b99)? -- that I have omitted, by mistake or out of laziness or ignorance.]

Where should this be reported?

Any suggestions? --Mike Schwartz (talk) 19:36, 5 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]

It looks like the text was coped from Extension:Cite, where the target "Example" header was removed in April 2015. I added an anchor for it to go to the intended part of the text. Anomie (talk) 14:30, 6 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Refined references not working on mobile[edit]

I was invited to leave feedback here, so I do so. I happened to try this function on mobile, and it’s hardly usable: MobileFrontend creates a little popup on the bottom of the screen when tapping a reference, and that popup only contains the refinement—nothing from the refined reference, not even a link to it. Please fix this before releasing this software anywhere. Apart from this issue, it’s a huge improvement, keep going! —Tacsipacsi (talk) 07:55, 14 December 2019 (UTC)[reply]