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Using <code><nowiki>{{reflist|colwidth=30em}}</nowiki></code> will allow the browser to automatically choose the number of columns based on the width of the web browser.  Choose a column width that's appropriate for the average width of the references on the page.
 
Using <code><nowiki>{{reflist|colwidth=30em}}</nowiki></code> will allow the browser to automatically choose the number of columns based on the width of the web browser.  Choose a column width that's appropriate for the average width of the references on the page.
  
Note: multiple columns currently render properly only in [[Mozilla Firefox]] and other [[Gecko (layout engine)|Gecko]]-based browsers,<ref>{{cite web|accessdate=2006-11-24|date=[[2005-12-30]]|title=CSS3 Multi-Column Thriller|url=http://www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/archives/css3_multi-column_thriller.html}}</ref> and [[Safari (web browser)|Safari]]<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.css3.info/preview/multi-column-layout.html |title=Multi-column layout in Safari 3 and Firefox |accessdate=2007-07-25}}</ref> though the feature is included in [[Cascading Style Sheets|CSS3]], so it should work for a larger number of browsers in the future.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-multicol/|title=CSS3 module: Multi-column layout|publisher=[[World Wide Web Consortium|W3C]]|date=[[2005-12-15]]|accessdate=2006-11-24}}</ref>
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Note: multiple columns currently render properly only in [[Mozilla Firefox]] and other [[Gecko (layout engine)|Gecko]]-based browsers,<ref>Multi-Column Thriller|url=http://www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/archives/css3_multi-column_thriller.html</ref> and [[Safari (web browser)|Safari]]<ref>http://www.css3.info/preview/multi-column-layout.html |title=Multi-column layout in Safari 3 and Firefox |accessdate=2007-07-25</ref> though the feature is included in [[Cascading Style Sheets|CSS3]], so it should work for a larger number of browsers in the future.<ref>url=http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-multicol/|title=CSS3 module: Multi-column layout|publisher=[[World Wide Web Consortium|W3C]]|date=[[2005-12-15]]|accessdate=2006-11-24</ref>
  
 
===Three options for usage===
 
===Three options for usage===

Revision as of 08:47, 9 October 2007

Usage

Use this template to create a reference list in an article with a small font. Note that there is no consensus that small font size should always be used for all references; when normal-sized font is more appropriate on an article, use <references /> instead.

If used with no parameters, it will produce a reference list with a single column.

Multiple columns

Using {{reflist|2}} will create a two-column reference list, and {{reflist|3}} will create a three-column list.

Using {{reflist|colwidth=30em}} will allow the browser to automatically choose the number of columns based on the width of the web browser. Choose a column width that's appropriate for the average width of the references on the page.

Note: multiple columns currently render properly only in Mozilla Firefox and other Gecko-based browsers,[1] and Safari[2] though the feature is included in CSS3, so it should work for a larger number of browsers in the future.[3]

Three options for usage

Option 1 (only specific references) — Example: The Rule

==Content==
Lorem ipsum.<ref>Source name, access date, etc.</ref>

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.<ref>Source name, access date, etc.</ref>

== References ==
{{reflist}}

Option 2 (only general references) — Example: National Publications

==Content==
Lorem ipsum.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

==References==
{{refbegin}}
* general reference 1
* general reference 2
{{refend}}

Option 3 (both specific and general references) — Example: Elephant

==Content==
Lorem ipsum.<ref>Source name, access date, etc.</ref>

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.<ref>Source name, access date, etc.</ref>

Lorem ipsum.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

==References==
{{reflist}}

{{refbegin}}
* general reference 1
* general reference 2
{{refend}}

Continuing the references

In order to add references manually, use the "#" sign and enclose the additional references in the "references-small" div style, as in this example:

<div class="references-small">
#<li value="2"> [http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/features/feature20070719.cfm ''Cassini-Huygens: NEWS - Features - Saturn Turns 60'']
# [http://www.scitech.ac.uk/PMC/PRel/STFC/frank.aspx ''A new moon for Saturn a family affair'']
# [http://ciclops.org/view.php?id=3353 ''From Dark Obscurity… A Tiny New Saturnian Moon Comes To Light'']
</div>

The <li value="2"> tag is used to ensure the new references start at the correct number. In the example, there was just one reference. Had there been 10, we would have started the additional references at "11".

See also

References

  1. Multi-Column Thriller|url=http://www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/archives/css3_multi-column_thriller.html
  2. http://www.css3.info/preview/multi-column-layout.html |title=Multi-column layout in Safari 3 and Firefox |accessdate=2007-07-25
  3. url=http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-multicol/%7Ctitle=CSS3 module: Multi-column layout|publisher=W3C|date=2005-12-15|accessdate=2006-11-24