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Summary by Elitre (WMF)

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FocalPoint (talkcontribs)

Please note that VE does not recognize the template of el-wikipedia {{παραπομπές}}. I suppose someone has to define that. Thank you in advance.

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Templates need to be updated with TemplateData information in order to work properly with VE. You can find instructions at Help:TemplateData. If you need help from your community, you can check who added TD in the past to templates there.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

That's the {{reflist}} template. VisualEditor does not insert a template in Insert > References list. Instead, it inserts the original wikitext code. It does this because

  • the wikitext code is faster (when parsing/reading the page),
  • it produces exactly the same output at most Wikipedias (so why pick the slower way to achieve this output?),
  • it can update the contents as you edit (the same is not true for templates), and
  • it works everywhere (not just at wikis that have such a template).

If you want to use the template, then you can use it. Just "Insert > Template" instead of "Insert > References list".