2006/5/2, Phil Boswell <phil.boswell(a)gmail.com>om>:
Maybe not, but one of our Prime Directives is
"cite your source". This often
requires multiple external links because there are multiple sources.
One hopes that you would class this type of link as "necessary" but there
seem to be people to whom this kind of thing is like a red rag to a bull and
would set upon a radical link-ectomy without bothering to consider whether
there is any conflicting policy.
Sure, if you cite your source, and this source is an internet page, it
should be linked. That seems clear to me. However, such a link I would
then expect to be recognizable as such - at least specifying that it
is a source rather than just a link, but preferably also which part of
the page it is a source for. I would not expect them to be between the
other external links; they also go with different rules (for example,
if a site with letters to and from presidents were linked on [[Harry
S. Truman]] as an external link, I would expect the link to go to an
overview of the available material from Truman, whereas if it were
linked as a source, I would expect to be taken to the specific letter
that was used as a source).
Andre Engels, andreengels(a)gmail.com
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