David Goodman wrote:
It makes sense to consider it that we are citing
a more detailed article in WP we imply that the references in that
article are relevant. It's not provided for by the rules, but it makes
sense, rather than to copy over the references. It's an acceptable
scholarly device, in my opinion, if used carefully.
Of course! What's
unfortunate is that some people are more comfortable
with hard rules than with reasonableness. There are times when citing
another Wikipedia article is perfectly appropriate.