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Data Error 821: Heading starts with blank

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Date: 13 Oct 2016
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Description of Error - 821: Heading starts with blank

Wiki syntax defines that a new line starting with a = is a Caption/Heading. Line must also end with equal number of =. This heading is not left justified and has a blank space before the =.


  • "== Header ==": (Correct)
  • " == Header ==": (Wrong--the line start with a blank space)
  • "== Header == Some text": (Wrong Line doesn't end with =)
  • "Some text == Header == ": (Wrong Line doesn't start with =)
  • "== Header === ": (Wrong different number of = signs)
  • "=== Header == ": (Wrong different number of = signs)
  • "======== ": (Wrong, to separate paragraphs use separator line "----")

Starting with a blank space and then the header will not work. This error is created so that profiles with non working Wikitext can be found.

Content of info column: Lines (Captions) with the error

Possible Causes


Action Steps

  • Correct the Heading in the biography section so it's correctly formatted.

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