Category:CS1 errors: external links

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This is a tracking category for CS1 citations that have title-holding parameters containing external links.

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External link in |<param>=

This error occurs when a URL is found in any parameter that is not one of these URL-holding parameters:

  • |archive-url=
  • |article-url=
  • |chapter-url=
  • |conference-url=
  • |contribution-url=
  • |entry-url=
  • |lay-url= – deprecated
  • |map-url=
  • |section-url=
  • |transcript-url=
  • |url=

or any of these insource locator parameters:

  • |page=
  • |p=
  • |pages=
  • |pp=
  • |at=
  • |quote-page=
  • |quote-pages=

To resolve this error, remove the external link from the identified parameter. Consider placing the external link in a more appropriate parameter:

  • for |chapter=, the URL may belong in |chapter-url=.
  • for other parameters, it may belong in |url=.

Pages with this error are automatically placed in Category:CS1 errors: external links.[a]


  1. ^ Pages in the Book talk, Category talk, Draft talk, File talk, Help talk, MediaWiki talk, Module talk, Portal talk, Talk, Template talk, User, User talk, and Wikipedia talk namespaces are not included in the tracking categories. In addition, pages with names matching the patterns '/[Ss]andbox', '/[Tt]estcases', '/[^/]*[Ll]og', and '/[Aa]rchive' are not included in the tracking categories.

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