VisualEditor: Make {{reflist}} update with new refs as you add them, just like <references /> does
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Description

Intention:
<References /> automatically updates as you edit a page. The {{Reflist}} template does not. Can the handling of the template be improved so that refs inside the {{ref list}} template also update automatically?

Reproducible: Didn't try


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

bzimport added a project: VisualEditor.Via ConduitNov 22 2014, 2:57 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz60361.
Whatamidoing-WMF created this task.Via LegacyJan 23 2014, 12:38 AM
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJan 24 2014, 11:56 PM

(In reply to comment #0)

Intention:
<References /> automatically updates as you edit a page. The {{Reflist}}
template does not. Can the handling of the template be improved so that refs
inside the {{ref list}} template also update automatically?

Unfortunately, no, we can't.

This is one of the (many) reasons why we discourage people from using {{Reflist}}.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJan 27 2014, 8:16 PM

dgerard wrote:

This is a confusing response. {{reflist}} is used all over the place, often by preference.

A blank "wontfix" doesn't address the reasons for this statement, and they do in fact need addressing. Are you planning to systematically remove {{reflist}}, for example? Clarification is needed on this point.

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