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Template:Web


This template provides a custom, simplified citation scheme for the Web. Requires {{Reflist}} for citations to work.

Documentation

To invoke this template, enter <ref>{{web |last= |first= |last2= |first2= |etal= |title= |url= |archive= |website= |date= }}</ref> after your claim. Consult our style guide for more information on how to use it. The "retrieved on YYYY-MM-DD" text is displayed automatically.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Status
last The post author's last name. string required
first The post author's first name. If there is one, middle name also goes here. string required
last2 The second post author's last name. Use only if the authors are two in total. string optional
first2 The second post author's first name. If there is one, middle name also goes here. Use only if the authors are two in total. string optional
etal States that there are more than two post authors. Do not use last2 and first2 together with it. Only the first author needs to be cited, e.g. "Doe John et al." (not "Doe John, Doe Jane & et al."). Enter "true" to enable. boolean optional
title The post's title. string required
url The URL of the post. url required
archive An archived link from Internet Archive's WayBack Machine to prevent link rot. Enter either "true" to link to the latest corresponding archived link or any specific archived link of your choice. boolean or string optional
website The cited website without "https://www.", e.g. "gnu.org". string required
date The post's date of publication. Use the YYYY-MM-DD format, e.g. "2022-03-15". Do not use other date formats. string required


Example
<ref>{{web |last=Stallman |first=Richard |title=Software patents — Obstacles to software development |url=https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/software-patents.en.html |archive=https://web.archive.org/web/20160107094435/https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/software-patents.en.html |website=gnu.org |date=2002-03-25}}</ref>
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References

  1. Stallman Richard, Software patents — Obstacles to software development[archived], gnu.org, 2002-03-25.