Category:Pages using citations with accessdate and no URL

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This is a tracking category for CS1 citations that use |accessdate= without also providing a url for |url=.

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|accessdate= requires |url= (error message hidden by default)

The |accessdate= is the date that the web resource addressed by |url= was added to the article. If |accessdate= has been included in the citation without |url= then this message appears. If the citation does not use a web link, then |accessdate= is redundant and should be removed.

When the web resource has a publication or other fixed date associated with it, |accessdate= is of limited value though may be useful in identifying an appropriate archived version of the resource. Without |url=, |accessdate= is not considered useful.

To resolve this error, provide a value for |url= or remove |accessdate=. Editors should try to determine why the citation has |accessdate= without |url=. For example, the citation may never have had a |url=, or |url= may have been removed because it links to a site that violates the creator's copyright (see WP:COPYLINK), or because |url= was deemed to be dead and (mistakenly) removed. If the citation never had |url= or it was removed for copyright violations, remove |accessdate=. When a dead |url= has been removed, restore the |url= and if possible repair it (see WP:LINKROT).

Pages with this error are automatically placed in Category:Pages using citations with accessdate and no URL.[a]



While most of the Citation Style 1 error messages are visible to all readers, some remain hidden. Editors who wish to see all of the CS1 error messages can do so by updating their common or skin CSS stylesheet to include:

.citation-comment {display: inline !important;} /* show all Citation Style 1 error messages */

Even with this css installed, older pages in Wikipedia's cache may not have been updated to show these error messages even though the page is listed in one of the tracking categories. A WP:NULLEDIT will resolve that issue.


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  1. ^ Pages in the Book talk, Category talk, Draft, Draft talk, Education Program talk, File talk, Help talk, MediaWiki talk, Module talk, Portal talk, Talk, Template talk, TimedText talk, User, User talk, and Wikipedia talk namespaces are not included in the error tracking categories.

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