<references /> Tag - where to put it.

+7 votes
Please tell me if I am worng...

The <references /> tag in the bio should go right under the ==Sources==

with no extra line in between.

Right ??
in Policy and Style by Guy Constantineau G2G6 Pilot (350k points)

Guy, I wrote complete formal documentation of the entire "what", "why", and "how" of footnoted source citations a couple of years ago.  It is HERE.

3 Answers

+8 votes

Yes that is what is shown on the tutorial listed above
by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (659k points)
+3 votes
Yes Guy that is where I have always put it. I have seen other things added in between ==Sources== and <references /> but I still have yet to see what is achieved by that.
by Wendy Sullivan G2G6 Pilot (145k points)

I use a subheading entitled "Inline Citations" between the Sources heading and the <references /> to create a quick link in the Table of Contents. I then use subheadings for FamilySearch.org and Other Resources (when relevant) to separate the documentation display by type.

I know it isn't the preferred style, but I see nothing in the Style Guide that says I can't do it that way.

Visit Blong-103 to see how it looks!!

Lindy, adding a heading (of any level, by the way) will not necessarily result in automatic display of table of contents.  The way it works is that if there are 4 headings then the table of contents will display automatically.

There are ways to either force or suppress display of table of contents, regardless of the number of headings there are, which is a better way to accomplish what you are doing by adding a superfluous heading.  Without your extraneous heading, if the table of contents is displayed then the Sources heading will be the link you want to jump directly there.

To manually override the defaults, put the following on the top line of the text area:

__TOC__  (that's 2 underscores, upper case TOC, and 2 more underscores) to always show it

__NOTOC__ (that's 2 underscores, uppercase NOTOC, and 2 more underscores) to never show it
Blong-103 looks quite effective Lindy. Definitely a different style. However, that particular style is not one I would choose for my profiles, because i prefer mine to be a little more compact. But that is just my preference and should not detract anything from your choices :)

Thank you for sharing the profile, it is good to see other ways of doing things :)
I use several headings/subheadings, Gaile, so I can always generate the table of contents. It's my obsession!!
Thanks for your support, Wendy. I like to walk the unbeaten path - you don't have to follow. I am a big fan of variety, too, so keep using your own style!!
0 votes

footnotes (from inline ref citations) will appear where the <references/> tag is.

If its literally following the ==Sources== heading, then the footnotes will appear ahead of any additional listed sources.

personally, I prefer putting footnotes at the literal end of the page:

== Sources ==

* some sources

<references/> (numbered inline citations begin here)


by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (536k points)
I thought the rule was...


<references />

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