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Notes gathered at a single position

This method gathers the notes at a single position marked with the <references/> tag. If used multiple times, only the first works.

  • <ref>Reference text</ref>
    Produces a reference mark linking to the reference text, provided that the tag <references/> mentioned below is present on the page.
  • <ref name="id">Reference text</ref>
    Ditto; also assigns a name to the reference text; the quotes are only needed if id contains spaces or special characters.
  • <ref name="id"/>
    Produces a reference mark linking to a reference text defined before.
  • <references/>
    Inserts a list of reference texts, each preceded by a list of links to the positions in the page linking to the text; this applies for all texts inside <ref> tags in the wikitext of the page. A blank is needed before the backslash.

Multiple insertion of the same reference

References may be cited more than once using <ref name="id"/>. On the Edit page, this is placed at the first insertion point of citation:

<ref name="Perry">Perry's Handbook, Sixth Edition, McGraw-Hill Co., 1984.</ref>

This is placed at the second insertion point of citation:

<ref name="Perry"/>

This is placed at the third insertion point of citation:

<ref name="Perry"/> ..... and so forth for further insertion points

Single insertion of a reference

For the single insertion of a reference, the "name" parameter is not needed. On the Edit page, this is placed at the insertion point of citation:

<ref>Excel For Dummies, First Edition, Hungry Minds, Inc., 1980.</ref>

To have the reference depend on a parameter, use e.g.:

{{#tag:ref|...{{tc}}...{{{1}}}...}} giving [1]

What is produced at the points of insertion

The <ref> tags in the main text are converted to auto-numbered superscripts, like this:

The only reference to Excel For Dummies.[2]
The first reference to Perry's Handbook.[3]
The second reference to Perry's Handbook.[3]   
The third reference to Perry's Handbook.[3]
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Clicking on a numbered superscript takes you straight to the text of the corresponding footnote or reference.

Producing the reference or footnote list

The <references/> tag is expanded to show the text of the footnotes or references against their corresponding numbers, like this:

  1. ^ ...in...{{{1}}}...
  2. ^ Excel For Dummies, First Edition, Hungry Minds, Inc., 1980.
  3. ^ a b c Perry's Handbook, Sixth Edition, McGraw-Hill Co., 1984.