Suggestion 866 Duplicated reference tag

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Date: 7 Jan 2019
Location: Worldwidemap
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Description of Error - 866: Duplicated <references />

The profile has multiple <references /> tags in the Biography or Sources sections. Only one <references /> tag is allowed, and placed directly below the ==Sources== heading.

Content of info column: number of duplicated tags.


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Possible Causes

  • Usually uncleaned profile after Merge.
  • Tag was added multiple times.

Action Steps

  • See Suggestion 811 for uncleaned profile after merge.
  • Find the duplicated tag and remove instances, that are not needed. Be careful that all <ref>...</ref> are before <references/> tag.

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If <references/> tag appears multiple times on the profile and there is no DBE 811 suggestion, this error is displayed.

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I do have duplicate <reference /> in profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/26101289 and by now, probably is a couple of others. It was done deliberately after some trial and error so that I could have references for the bio and others for the research notes, but I did not realize that it would cause a problem. How should I handle that differently?
posted by Colleen Chapin
Hi, Colleen,

I sent you a PM as your comment related to a profile and not this suggestion. Best, Sheryl

posted by Sheryl Moore

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