This is a hidden tracking category for CS1 citations that use
|author=, or its aliases.
Articles are listed in this category when Module:Citation/CS1 identifies cs1|2 citation templates that appear to use singular forms of author name-list parameters to list multiple authors' names. Doing so corrupts the citation's metadata.
The citation module code looks for multiple comma or semicolon separator characters in the value assigned to
|last=, their aliases, and enumerated equivalents (e.g.
|last2=, etc.). This test displays an error message for multiple authors' names in a single parameter, as well as single author names that include a comma-separated list of w:post-nominals:
|author=FC White, RN, MD, Ph.D.
To fix these errors in citations:
- Remove posFCOinSt-nominals.
- Provide enumerated author parameters (e.g. either
|first2=) for each author of a cited work.
- When multiple separator characters are legitimately present in a name (commonly a corporate, institutional, or governmental author), the name may be wrapped in two sets of parentheses (or
<nowiki>...</nowiki>tags) to suppress assignment to this category, like this:
|author=((Federal Ministry of Transport, Building, and Urban Development))or
|author=<nowiki>Federal Ministry of Transport, Building, and Urban Development</nowiki>.
Editors should not simply replace
|authors=. Using the plural
|authors= parameter to replace a singular
|last= parameter that holds multiple authors' names is discouraged because automatically decoding lists of human names is an extraordinarily difficult task. Because of this difficulty, names listed in
|authors= are omitted from the template's COinS metadata. Enumerating the author list with
|firstn=, or, where appropriate,
|vauthors=, preserves the associated metadata.
Pages in this category should only be added by Module:Citation/CS1.