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Nested tag support
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Some extensions (e.g. mw:extension:Cite) establish tags (<ref> in this case) which are parsed on a "one-off" assumption. I.e. structures like Primary text<ref>Outer footnote<ref>Inner footnote</ref> continuation of outer footnote</ref> continuation of primary text simply will not currently parse, resulting in the dreaded and rather unfriendly
Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

error. Surely it is past time to address such a fundamental issue?

AuFCL (talk) 00:32, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

This card tracks a proposal from the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey

This proposal received 8 support votes, and was ranked #74 out of 107 proposals. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Editing#Nested_tag_support

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