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Reusing a citation and replacing the reference list template removes the original citation
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Reuse citation 1 at the end of the first paragraph. Then, delete the reflist template and replace it with a normal references list.

Now, review your edit. The original citation 1 has disappeared, leaving only the reused citation 1, without any content.

Seen in Firefox 51.0b4.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptDec 1 2016, 6:14 AM
neilpquinn updated the task description. (Show Details)Dec 1 2016, 6:16 AM
Jdforrester-WMF triaged this task as High priority.Dec 6 2016, 8:16 PM
Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from To Triage to TR0: Interrupt on the VisualEditor board.
Jdforrester-WMF set the point value for this task to 1.
Jdforrester-WMF added a project: Cite.
Izno moved this task from Unsorted backlog to External on the Cite board.Dec 6 2016, 9:23 PM

This just happened to me!

I think that I may have reported this (without figuring out what the cause was) a few months ago, so there's probably a duplicate report running around somewhere.

Deskana lowered the priority of this task from High to Low.Aug 16 2018, 2:53 PM
Deskana removed a project: VisualEditor.
Deskana added a subscriber: Deskana.

Given that reference list templates are not fully supported, not widely used on most wikis, and that a specific and uncommon set of actions must be taken to cause this problem, this is not a high priority task.

Restricted Application added a project: VisualEditor. · View Herald TranscriptAug 16 2018, 2:53 PM
Deskana moved this task from TR0: Interrupt to Freezer on the VisualEditor board.Aug 16 2018, 2:58 PM