Cite: If there's no <references /> block on the page for grouped references, maybe show them in some way
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Bug 66860 added a missing reference list for simple references. This functionality was no implemented for references with groups. This should be added to match.


Version: master
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Maybe grouped references should "fall through", so if you have 3 <ref>s and 4 <ref group="foo">s and a simple <references /> (or now, none) you get 7 items in the reference list, maybe split somehow?

(reverting summary change - looks like something got cut off there James :/)

Sorry, name was meant to express the doubt about the way forward. :-)

(Quoting James Forrester from comment #1)

Maybe grouped references should "fall through", so if you have 3 <ref>s and
4 <ref group="foo">s and a simple <references /> (or now, none) you get 7
items in the reference list, maybe split somehow?

Gadget850, what do you think of this idea?

One way would be to set "MediaWiki:Cite error group refs without references" to <references group=$1 />. But you would have to suppress "MediaWiki:Cite error" and the <strong class="error mw-ext-cite-error">.

"MediaWiki:Cite error group refs without references" has been modified on the test wiki.

Tthat's what I was asking about. We need to decide how to mark reference groups when we add them automatically.

Trying again, because doing a quick check before hitting 'Save Changes' is hard:

That's basically what will end up happening, but we still need to decide how to mark reference *groups* when we add them automatically. Your comment does not really address that.

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