Help:Cite errors/Cite error references invalid parameters

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Invalid parameter: use the {{reflist}} template with the group parameter (see the help page).

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Overview[edit]

Further information: Help:Footnotes

References are shown by adding the <references /> tag or the {{reflist}} template.

Issues and resolution[edit]

Parameters such as style or id were passed to the <references /> tag. Only the group parameter is allowed. Using the {{reflist}} template will avoid most of the possible issues with the <references /> tag. See the documentation for details.

Since the addition of reference groups, this error should no longer be invoked— the message Invalid parameter: use the {{reflist}} template with the group parameter (see the help page). will be displayed. If you encounter this error, please report it on the talk page.

Technical[edit]

Pages with this error message are placed into Pages with incorrect ref formatting. The system message page is at Cite error references invalid parameters.