Suggestion 823 Heading doesn't start with =

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Date: 2 Nov 2016
Location: Worldwidemap
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Description of Error - 823: Heading doesn't start with =

WikiTree code defines that a new line starting with a = is a Caption/Heading. This error shows the heading does not begin with an = sign.


  • "== Header ==": (Correct)
  • " == Header ==": (Wrong Line start with blank)
  • "Some text == Header == ": (Wrong--Line doesn't start with =)

Headings without an initial = 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.


Suggestion 823 Heading doesn't start with =
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Topic Video: Mr E Heads to WikiTree - Headings
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Possible Causes


Action Steps

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

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There is a 40 character limit on the header text. Exceeding that length will result in a 822 on the leading ='s and a 823 on the trailing ='s.
posted by [Living Terink]

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