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make displaying reference group names optional
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Description

When reference group names are used, e.g.

content with a footnote<ref group="footnotes">some text</ref>
[...]
<references group="footnotes" />

the reference will show up as:

content with a footnote[footnotes 1]

(the square brackets are of course in superscript, I just don't know how to do this in the markup). See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Cite#Grouped_references for the working example.
However, it is currently not possible to use the grouped references without having the group name in the reference text. A usecase for this could be to have the references grouped per paragraph or table.
This feature can be easily implemented by introducing a variable like $wgCiteShowGroupNames which is by default true, but users could overwrite it in the LocalSettings.php. Only if this variable is true, the name of the group is displayed.
A patch for those changes is attached.

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Frog23 created this task.Mar 30 2015, 2:19 PM
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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptMar 30 2015, 2:19 PM

Hi @Frog23, thanks for taking a look at the code!

You are very welcome to use developer access to submit this as a Git branch directly into Gerrit.

Putting your branch in Git makes it possible to review it. If you don't want to set up Git/Gerrit, you can also use the Gerrit Patch Uploader. Thanks again!

On the English Wikipedia, I would use {{efn}}/{{notelist}} or a variant for this type of use.

Frog23 added a comment.Jun 8 2015, 2:33 PM

I just submitted an updated patch into Gerrit, via the Gerrit Patch Uploader: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/216698/ . It still needs to be verified, reviewed and accepted.
@Aklapper: thanks for the hint, I wasn't aware of the Patch Uploader.

Change 216698 had a related patch set uploaded (by Lewis Cawte):
Make displaying reference group names optional

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/216698

Izno moved this task from Unsorted backlog to Doing on the Cite board.Feb 20 2016, 3:04 AM
Izno moved this task from Doing to Unsorted backlog on the Cite board.