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The wiki references are a way that provided information is equipped with endnote references and citations. The mechanism of referencing works with several XML tags in the following way.
Source code in edit mode:
According to scientists, the Sun is pretty big.<ref>E. Miller, The Sun, (New York: Academic Press, 2005), 23-5.</ref> The Moon, however, is not so big.<ref>R. Smith, "Size of the Moon", Scientific American, 46 (April 1978): 44-6.</ref>
== Notes ==
is rendered in read mode in this way:
- E. Miller, The Sun, (New York: Academic Press, 2005), 23-5.
- R. Smith, "Size of the Moon", Scientific American, 46 (April 1978): 44-6.
So, the texts of the citations or endnotes go between the pairs of tags <ref> and </ref> along with the rest of the text in the article. But they appear gathered in the same place on the page by using the tag <references/> Automatic numeration is applied, meaning that the insertion of new references in the beginning or the middle of a document will pre-numerate the subsequent references, accordingly.
The three tags mentioned are most often used. However, there are certain cases when other tags prove to be useful too.
- Using the tags <ref name=""> and <ref name=""/> it is possible to apply one and the same endnote to multiple places in the text.
- Using the tags <ref group=""> and <ref group=""/> it is possible to group certain references in order to distribute them in two or more places after the text.