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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

When a page is referenced with <ref>...</ref> tags, then the page must also have markup to show the reference list. The reference list is shown by including either of the following:

{{Reflist}}
or
<references />

<references /> shows a basic reference list, whereas {{Reflist}} may add formatting for font size and columns, depending on the skin and parameters used. This is normally placed in a References section near the end of the page.

References may also be assigned to groups; see WP:REFGROUP for details. Grouped reference lists are shown with:

{{Reflist|group=groupname}}
or
<references group=groupname />

Issues and resolution[edit]

The <references /> tag is malformed. Using the {{reflist}} template will avoid most of the possible issues with the <references /> tag. See the documentation for details.

Examples[edit]

In this example, the group parameter is misspelled. This also causes There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page). to show.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.<ref>Reference 1</ref> Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.<ref>Reference 2</ref> Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.<ref>Reference 3</ref> Curabitur pretium tincidunt lacus. Nulla gravida orci a odio. Nullam varius, turpis et commodo pharetra, est eros bibendum elit, nec luctus magna felis sollicitudin mauris. Integer in mauris eu nibh euismod gravida.

==References==
<references grup=Note>

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.[1] Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.[2] Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.[3] Curabitur pretium tincidunt lacus. Nulla gravida orci a odio. Nullam varius, turpis et commodo pharetra, est eros bibendum elit, nec luctus magna felis sollicitudin mauris. Integer in mauris eu nibh euismod gravida.

References

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

  1. ^ Reference 1
  2. ^ Reference 2
  3. ^ Reference 3