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Re: How to cite information in Wikipedia? (for a High School study guide)

On 30 July 2010 09:33, Roberto Takata <rmtakata@gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, there are some situations that I think everyone here will regard
> as legitimate citation of Wikipedia article - for example, writing an
> article about reliability of information in electronic encyclopedia or
> wikis projects.
> How to cite depends on the journal policy and citation standards used.
> The Brazilian Technical Standards Association (ABNT) regulates
> internet source citation as follow:
> [Authors Name]. [Text title]. Available at: [URL]. Accessed on: [date].
> WIKIPEDIA. Daspletosaurus. Available at:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daspletosaurus. Accessed on: Jul. 20th
> 2010.

If you were doing this, why would you not cite the permanent URL for
the article as it appeared at that time?