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This is a trackin category for CS1 citations that hae URI scheme errors.

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External links in Citation Style 1 and Citation Style 2 templates are made frae twa pairts: the title (|title=, |chapter=, etc.) an the URL (|url=, |archive-url=, |chapter-url=, |lay-summary=, etc.). The |url= parameter and ither URL parameters must begin with a supported URI scheme. The URI schemes http://, https:// an the protocol relative scheme // are maist commonly uised; irc://, ircs://, ftp://, news:, mailto: and gopher:// are an aa supported.

The URL field is checked tae ensure that it contains anly Latin characters and daes nae contain spaces. The URL mey be protocol relative (begins with //). If thare are no spaces an the URL is nae protocol relative, then the scheme must comply with RFC 3986.[1]

Top- and second-level domain names are checked for proper form. Generally, tap-level domain names must be twa or mair letters; second-level domain names must be twa or mair letters, deegits, or hyphens (first and last character must be a letter or digit). Single-letter second-level domains are supported for:

all ccTLDs (the country code is not validated)
the .org TLD
certain letters of the .com TLD (q, x, z)
certain letters of the .net TLD (i, q)

Third- and subsequent-level domain names are nae checked. The path portion o the URL is nae checked.

Tae resolve this error, ensure that |url= and ither URL parameters contain valid URLs. Online tuils are available tae internationalize URLs that are written in non-Latin scripts:

"IDN Conversion Tool". Verisign. 
"IDNA Conversion tool". IDNA-converter.com. 

Pages with this error are automatically placed in Category:Pages with URL errors.[lower-alpha 1]


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  1. Pages in the Book talk, Category talk, Draft, Draft talk, Education Program talk, File talk, Help talk, MediaWiki talk, Module talk, Portal talk, Talk, Template talk, TimedText talk, User, User talk, and Wikipedia talk namespaces are not included in the error tracking categories.


  1. "Scheme". Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax. Internet Engineering Task Force. Januar 2005. RFC 3986Freely accessible.