User talk:AndyJackson/CIF

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About Template:FormatInfo...

e.g. What fields are missing? See for ideas, but note that so many fields may be overkill.

e.g. Should it be called ElectronicFormatInfo to avoid confusion?


  • Add conditional logic so empty fields don't show up.
  • Probably remove direct link to IANA.

Question 1 from CR: Is there a way to add signature information to your InfoBox style?

Question 2 from CR: How do we best reflect similar and different information for different versions?

(Sorry, I don't really know how I'm supposed to do "Talk" in this context! - CR)

To use talk in this context, put a colon (:) before your sentence and then type, ultimately clicking on that second-from-the-right button that looks like a signature. If you're responding to a sentence with a colon in front of it, put two, a la ::. Regarding the infobox, I really feel there's some really hardcore well-made infoboxes out there, and it would behoove you to go and research those instead of re-inventing the wheel. --Jason Scott (talk) 03:36, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
Do we really need a hardcore infobox (they can get quite complicated), when something simple like what Andy is proposing would be a good way to get started? If so could you point at an example of one you particularly like? Edsu (talk) 08:13, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
I added a PRONOM option to the template. But perhaps it belongs in a separate template, like what Wikipedia does with its Authority Control template? The advantage to doing it separately is that it wouldn't clutter up the actual pertinent information with weird IDs and links, which could be located at the bottom of the page instead?
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