My point, Andy, was that some parameters can be required, such as CS1 requiring the
parameter Title. Further, the Ref parameter can be automated, as with ref=harv.
On Sep 22, 2017, at 5:09 PM, Andy Mabbett
On 22 September 2017 at 01:45, LeadSongDog
Not "enforcing", but it's certainly possible to show an error message for
missing parameters. Many other cite templates do so.
The subject under discussion was "a legible refname"; that's not a
parameter of the template and no cite templates currently warn if a
refname is missing, let alone not "legible".
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