VisualEditor: Re-using references isn't working very well
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Incident #1:

Add a reference. Try to re-use it. It's not in the list at all.

Incident #2:

Add a reference using the Cite tool. Try to re-use it. It's not in the list at all. Add a plain <references /> block (rather than {{reflist}}). Go back and try to re-use it. Now it's there.

Incident #3:

Add a reference. Try to re-use it. Only the number ("[1]") is present in the references list; the old refs are all listed correctly. Cancel and go look at the new ref to make sure that it actually has contents. Try to re-use it again. Now the full description appears. (Perhaps it was just being slow? Perhaps it needed something else to trigger it?)

(All of these happened in Firefox.)

Version: unspecified
Severity: normal


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Why are there three bugs in one here? Is any of this still valid? Were you trying to use templates instead of the proper references tag in #1 and #3 as well?

I don't think that these are actually three bugs: I think they are all the same problem, which is that (what is now) Cite > Re-use did not correctly produce a list of existing citations.

I believe that this was resolved a couple of months ago, in some related work. I haven't encountered this myself or heard any complaints about it for a long while. The correct status is probably resolved/duplicate.

Let's leave this as worksforme unless someone can find another bug to mark it as a duplicate of.

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