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Citoid should magically see that a source has already been used in a reference on this page and re-use it (or warn me to do so) rather than creating a new reference to the same source
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Description

Scenario:

I'm editing an article. I don't know (or can't remember) whether the source I'm citing has already been added. I'd rather re-use it, if it has.

Current behavior:

I use citoid to automatically fill the citation template. Later, I discover that this ref is already in use elsewhere on the page.

Desired behavior:

When I use citoid to automatically fill the citation template, the visual editor says, "Hey, I found that one on the page already. Do you want to just re-use it?"

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Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from Warn me if this ref already exists in the page to Citoid should magically see that a source has already been used in a reference on this page and re-use it (or warn me to do so) rather than creating a new reference to the same source.Feb 16 2016, 8:19 PM
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Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from To Triage to Freezer on the VisualEditor board.

If we can't match references exactly we could present a list of close matches to choose from.

Mvolz moved this task from Backlog to Extension on the Citoid board.Jul 29 2016, 3:19 PM