When having <references /> or <references group="foo" /> on page where there is no <ref> or <ref group="foo">, it silently ignores the <references /> tag, while it should trigger and display an error like "Missing <ref> tag for <references />" or "Missing <ref> tag in group "foo" for <references group="foo" />".
- Mentioned In
- T184706: Badly introduced inline references do not throw a warning
T123896: Provide a way how to find out if there are no references or the number of references in given group
- Mentioned Here
- T69700: Cite: Provide a way for users to find articles which have the reference list inserted automatically
To have reference list inserted automatically = to have <ref> without
<references />. Previously there was a warning and no category (which could
be hacked though), now there is neither. I have linked the task because I'm
not sure about merging them.
It also seems to me that the linked task is the opposite configuration of missing code.
This is about when you have <references /> present in page wikitext, but don't have any <ref> there (aka the references list is empty).
OTOH I am also pretty sure that this is a regression as I wrote in my original description.