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When Converting a bare URL, just alter the contents, don't replace the reference
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Examples:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Saharan_silver_ant&diff=next&oldid=667642138 (<ref name="Gullen"> becomes <ref name=":0">)

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=699740332&oldid=699740164 (<ref name="Gullen"> becomes <ref>; <ref name="Greenland"> becomes <ref name=":0">)

If a ref name already exists, then please don't change it when changing the contents of the ref tag.

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Elitre added a subscriber: Elitre.Jan 22 2016, 11:37 AM
Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from When Converting a bare URL, don't change or remove the existing ref names to When Converting a bare URL, just alter the contents, don't replace the reference.Feb 2 2016, 8:24 PM
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