@Rjwilmsi 17:44, 12 November 2014 (UTC) wrote:
I'm surprised that the infobox template doesn't kick out an error if a field is populated but for whatever rules the infobox has, it's not shown. The only way I can see that we could catch this in AWB, as it's not apparent from the source text, would be to do a preview of the page after making changes and look for reference errors. Seems like a big overhead when the problem really is misconfiguration of the infobox template parameters on the article.
This error can happen to all templates and infoboxes (not supported by LUA which might have fallback to show unsupported parameters). If possible, we should never have the "full" ref inside another template would be the best solution, imo.
rev 11462, 11464, we will not condense a reference if the full reference exists within a template. That way if the template doesn't output the ref we avoid any "reference not defined" issues.