Help:Cite errors/Cite error references no key

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This page will help you to fix the error message:

A list-defined reference has no name (see the help page).

  • If you need help with a particular problem, please discuss it on the article talk page or at the Help desk.
  • If you have read this help page and find something missing or confusing, please discuss it at the main talk page.
  • Please reference this page and the page where you have the problem so we can understand your issues.
  • For basic information on the footnotes system, see Referencing for beginners; for advanced help, see Footnotes.

Overview

A footnote used multiple times may be defined with a name:

<ref name="foo">content</ref>

To invoke a named footnote:

<ref name="foo" />

References may also be defined within the reference list:

{{reflist|refs=
<ref name=refname1>refcontent1</ref>
<ref name=refname2>refcontent2</ref>
<ref name=refname3>refcontent3</ref>
<ref name=refname4>refcontent4</ref>
}}

List-defined references may be invoked by the standard markup or by use of {{r}}.

An explanatory note may include a reference by using #tag:ref:

{{#tag:ref|refcontent|name=name|group=groupname}}

Where content may include <ref>...</ref> tags

Issues and resolution

A list-defined reference has an invalid name. Ensure the footnote name is formatted properly.

More than one use of #tag:ref within list defined references. You can only use #tag:ref once as a list-defined reference.

Examples

The reference with content excepteur is not named, this also causes a secondary error because the undefined reference is invoked:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.<ref name=ipsum/> Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.<ref name=minim/> Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur.<ref name=duis/> Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.<ref name=excepteur/> Curabitur pretium tincidunt lacus.

==References==
{{reflist|refs=
<ref name=duis>duis</ref>
<ref name=>excepteur</ref>
<ref name=ipsum>ipsum</ref>
<ref name=minim>minim</ref>
}}

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.[3] Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.[4] Curabitur pretium tincidunt lacus.

References
  1. ^ ipsum
  2. ^ minim
  3. ^ duis
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference excepteur was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

Cite error: A list-defined reference has no name (see the help page).

Nested references defined with #tag:ref are used more than once in the reference list:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.<ref name=ipsum/> Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.<ref name=minim/> Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur.<ref name=duis group=nb/> Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.<ref name=excepteur group=nb/> Curabitur pretium tincidunt lacus.

==Notes==
{{reflist|group=nb|refs=
{{#tag:ref|duis<ref>Reference 1</ref>|name=duis|group=nb}}
{{#tag:ref|excepteur<ref>Reference 2</ref>|name=excepteur|group=nb}}
}}

==References==
{{reflist|refs=
<ref name=ipsum>ipsum</ref>
<ref name=minim>minim</ref>}}}

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.[nb 1] Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.[nb 2] Curabitur pretium tincidunt lacus.

Notes
  1. ^ a b duis[3]
  2. ^ excepteur[4]

Cite error: A list-defined reference has no name (see the help page).

References
  1. ^ ipsum
  2. ^ minim
  3. ^ Reference 1

Technical

Pages with this error message are placed into Pages with incorrect ref formatting. The system message page is at Cite error references no key.

Bugs