Cite: Suppress backlink for a huge number of named references
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Description

Lists often use the same source a multitude of times. Named references allow reuse of a single reference and there are templates that allow insertion of page numbers. When a reference is used more than a handful of times, then the backlinks become ugly, unwieldy and useless.

Examples:

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Such a reference can be added as a single general reference, but this does not allow the insertion of page numbers per cite. There are templates that simulate the cite.php reference system without backlinks, but these use HTML ids; the resulting duplication of ids invalidates the HTML.

I propose adding an optional parameter to the cite.php system that disables the backlink, leaving the inline link to jump to the cite. We can then lower the number of backlinks to a reasonable number after community discussion and change the error message to direct use of backlink suppression.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

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Gadget850 created this task.Via LegacyMay 10 2010, 12:56 AM
Gadget850 added a comment.Via ConduitOct 2 2011, 8:14 PM

With no work on this, I have created an interim template:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Listref

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 20 2014, 7:34 PM

wolfram.schmied wrote:

*** Bug 63501 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 20 2014, 7:43 PM

wolfram.schmied wrote:

(In reply to Gadget850 from comment #1)

Thanks.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 20 2014, 7:46 PM

wolfram.schmied wrote:

Increased priority to normal, as opposed to 31910, this solves a real problem.

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