References added by name seem to be misclassified as empty (T203160) or missing mandatory parameters (T206310). This means that correctly adapted references get lost when published because they are flagged as incomplete.
When translating this example page (based on the Achaemenid Macedonia article) from English to Spanish, a reference is included twice in the paragraph. The first instance (with all the details) is transferred successfully. However, the second instance (referencing by name) is shown in grey:
When the grey reference is accessed, the all the fields are filled:
The expected behaviour id for references, even those added by name, to be shown as normal when they are not empty or missing mandatory parameters.