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Template:Deep link needed

[Link to precise page]

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UsageEdit

{{Deep link needed|date=July 2018}}

This template functions as an in-line request for the citation to be extended when a web site is given but the exact web page is not.

The template should be placed outside <ref>...</ref> tags.

  • Input: England won the 1966 world cup<ref>[//www.bbc.co.uk/ England Win World Cup] BBC. John Taylor. 31 July 1966. Retrieved: 6 June 2018.</ref>{{Deep link needed|date=July 2018}}
  • Result: England won the 1966 world cup[1][Link to precise page]

References

  1. ^ England Win World Cup BBC. John Taylor. 31 July 1966. Retrieved: 6 June 2018.

CommentsEdit

Failure to have a complete deep link is usually down to two reasons:

  1. Incorrect citations - the case of users not wanting/being unable to acquire the full web address and thus posting to the site in general. This also covers those very new to those citing references, who may make significant errors.
  2. Partially dropped links - sometimes a full deep link is added, and at the time of editing the reference does link to the precise article. However, over time, links may become abandoned. Instead of becoming a {{dead link}} some can default to the front page of the domain. In these cases the specific articles may either be elsewhere on the original site or they may be archived.

RedirectsEdit

Template DataEdit

This template functions as an in-line request for the citation to be extended when a web site is given but the exact web page is not.

Template parameters

This template has custom formatting.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Month and Yeardate

Provides the Month and Year that the citation request was made in

Default
empty
Example
June 2018
Auto value
{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}
Stringsuggested