Informal learning activities/Tmplts

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  The templates described below are for use in coding the items within link lists of name trees.  The three main classes of template, separately described, are for the coding of different kinds of item.  Other templates are described way below.

Name Tree Items[edit]

  The following tables and their accompanying explanation are mostly separated by the class of item they are designed to encode.  Because they were incrementally developed while this learning resource was being developed, they are not as systematically named as they might be.

 Within the following tables, the enclosing {{{braces}}} show where the components of the item code are to be used.  Thus, if {{../STa|ogee|curve}} is the code then {{{1}}} stands for ogee while {{{2}}} stands for curve

 The enclosing [[brackets]] generate the link, so that [[w:{{{1}}}|{{{2}}}]] generates a Wikipedia link to {{{1}}} and displays {{{2}}} to be clicked on.  The [[wikt:{{{1}}}|{{{2}}}]] enclosure works the same way, but the link is to the Wiktionary.

Generic Items[edit]

  The following tables have two columns, where a left entry corresponds closely to the right entry.  The idea here is that, because generic items turn out more frequently than specific items, it is useful to provide one template for the initial item of a new second letter in a sequence, and a corresponding template for a following item.

 Thus the first column of the following tables of this section shows the template for a new second letter, which provides for a new line in the display with a • prefix, while the code in the second column has no • and no new line.  That's why the entries in the first column are dropped a little.

 Sometimes there are very few items with a particular second letter.  For such cases the code {{../STnx}} can be used to put a • prefix in front of a second column code and not cause a line break, providing there is no space between the {{../STnx}} and the following code.

Plain double

• [[w:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] ({{{2}}})
STb    [[w:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] ({{{2}}})
• [[w:{{{2}}}|{{{1}}}]] ({{{2}}})
STh   [[w:{{{2}}}|{{{1}}}]] ({{{2}}})
• [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{1}}}]] ({{{2}}})
STy   [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{1}}}]] ({{{2}}})
• [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{2}}}]] ({{{1}}}) 
Sty   [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{2}}}]] ({{{1}}})

Plain triple

• [[w:{{{1}}}|{{{2}}}]] ({{{3}}})
STd    [[w:{{{1}}}|{{{2}}}]] ({{{3}}})
• [[w:{{{1}}}#{{{2}}}|{{{3}}}]] ({{{1}}}) 
Std   [[w:{{{1}}}#{{{2}}}|{{{3}}}]] ({{{1}}})
• [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{1}}}]] ({{{3}}})
STw   [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{1}}}]] ({{{3}}})
• [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{2}}}]] ({{{3}}})
Stw   [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{2}}}]] ({{{3}}})
• [[w:{{{1}}}#{{{2}}}|{{{2}}}]] ({{{3}}})
sTw   [[w:{{{1}}}#{{{2}}}|{{{2}}}]] ({{{3}}})
• [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{3}}}]] ({{{1}}})
STu   [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{3}}}]] ({{{1}}})
• [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{3}}}]] ({{{2}}})
Stu   [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{3}}}]] ({{{2}}})


• [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{1}}}]] ({{{3}}}) 
STf    [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{1}}}]] ({{{3}}})
• [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{3}}}]] ({{{4}}})
Stf   [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{3}}}]] ({{{4}}})
• [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{1}}}]] ({{{2}}})
STs   [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{1}}}]] ({{{2}}})
• [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{2}}}]] ({{{1}}})
Sts   [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{2}}}]] ({{{1}}})
• [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{2}}}]] ({{{3}}})
StS   [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{2}}}]] ({{{3}}})
• [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{3}}}]] ({{{1}}})
STq   [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{3}}}]] ({{{1}}})
• [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{3}}}]] ({{{2}}})
Stq   [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{3}}}]] ({{{2}}})


• [[wikt:{{{1}}}#English|{{{1}}}]] ({{{2}}}) 
STj    [[wikt:{{{1}}}#English|{{{1}}}]] ({{{2}}})
• [[wikt:{{{1}}}#{{{2}}}|{{{1}}}]] ({{{3}}})
STl   [[wikt:{{{1}}}#{{{2}}}|{{{1}}}]] ({{{3}}})
• [[wikt:{{{1}}}|{{{2}}}]] ({{{3}}})
STn   [[wikt:{{{1}}}|{{{2}}}]] ({{{3}}})
• [[wikt:{{{1}}}#English|{{{2}}}]] ({{{3}}})
STp   [[wikt:{{{1}}}#English|{{{2}}}]] ({{{3}}})

 Note that the #English is used to get the link straight into the English section of a Wiktionary page.  Note also that the use of Wikipedia links is much preferred to the Wiktionary ones.

Specific Items[edit]

 All these items have at least three components and an overall • prefix.  One of the components that is in all of these is an adjunct and prefix to the hint and displayed in small letters.

 The variety of templates springs from the variety of names in the Wikipedia link.  To make these links take the user directly to the person or place of the link, the name will often include prefixed titles or disambiguations after a following comma or within parentheses.

Men/Women Items[edit]

  The following table gives the templates for Men and Women and Extra Women & Men items.

MWa   {{{1}}} [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{2}}}]] {{{3}}} ({{{4}}})   MWb   {{{1}}} [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}} {{{3}}}|{{{3}}}]] {{{4}}} ({{{5}}}) 
MwA • [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}} ({{{3}}})|{{{1}}}]] {{{2}}} {{{4}}} ({{{5}}}) 
MwB  {{{1}}} [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}} {{{3}}}|{{{2}}}]] {{{4}}} ({{{5}}})  Mwb  {{{2}}} [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}} {{{3}}}|{{{3}}}]] {{{4}}} ({{{5}}}) 
MWc  {{{1}}} [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}, {{{3}}}|{{{2}}}]] {{{4}}} ({{{5}}})  MWd  {{{1}}} [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{3}}}]] {{{4}}} ({{{5}}}) 
Mwc  {{{1}}} [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}} {{{3}}}|{{{2}}}]] {{{4}}} ({{{5}}})  Mwd  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{1}}}]] {{{2}}}  {{{3}}} ({{{4}}}) 
MWe  {{{1}}} [[w:{{{2}}}|{{{3}}}]] {{{4}}} ({{{5}}})  Mwe  {{{1}}} [[w:{{{2}}} {{{3}}}|{{{3}}}]] {{{4}}} ({{{5}}}) 
MwE  {{{1}}} [[w:{{{2}}}|{{{2}}}]] {{{3}}} ({{{4}}}) 
MWf  {{{1}}} [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}} ({{{3}}})|{{{2}}}]] {{{4}}} ({{{5}}})  MWg  {{{1}}} [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}} ({{{3}}})|{{{2}}}]] {{{4}}} ({{{3}}}) 
MWh  [[w:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] {{{2}}} ({{{3}}})  MWi  [[w:{{{1}}}|{{{2}}}]] {{{3}}} ({{{4}}}) 
MWj  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{1}}}]] {{{3}}} ({{{2}}})  MWk  [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{1}}}]] {{{3}}} ({{{2}}}) 
Mwj  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{1}}}]] {{{3}}} ({{{4}}})  Mwk  [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{1}}}]] {{{3}}} ({{{4}}}) 
MWl  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{2}}}]] {{{3}}} ({{{4}}})  MWm  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}} {{{3}}}|{{{1}}}]] {{{4}}} ({{{3}}}) 
Mwl  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{2}}}]] {{{3}}} ({{{1}}}) 

 The main component to be explained here is the adjunctive hint, which conveys an indication of the person's time of life.  One or two digits are shown to convey at least the major part of the person's life if not all of it.  They give a year with the two low-order digits lopped off, so can be called the hundred.  If the person lived from 1723 to 1786 then the adjunct is simply 17.

 If the birth year and the death year are not the same when their last two digits are lopped off, then the hundred displayed as adjunct is that of the longer part of the person's life.  A prefix or suffix is then used to indicate the length of the shorter part (this is explained here).

Place/Building Items[edit]

  The following table gives the templates for Places and Buildings and Extra Buildings & Places items.

PBa   [[w:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]]{{../{{{2}}}}}({{{3}}})  PBb   [[w:{{{1}}}|{{{2}}}]]{{../{{{3}}}}}({{{4}}}) 
PBc  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{1}}}]]{{../{{{3}}}}}({{{2}}})  PBd  [[w:{{{1}}}, {{{2}}}|{{{1}}}]]{{../{{{3}}}}}({{{4}}}) 
Pbc  [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{1}}}]]{{../{{{3}}}}}({{{2}}})  Pbd  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{1}}}]]{{../{{{3}}}}}({{{4}}}) 
PBe  [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{1}}}]]{{../{{{3}}}}}({{{4}}})  PBf  [[w:{{{1}}} ({{{2}}})|{{{3}}}]]{{../{{{4}}}}}({{{5}}}) 
Pbe  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{1}}} {{{2}}}]]{{../{{{3}}}}}({{{4}}})  Pbf  [[w:{{{1}}}, {{{2}}}|{{{3}}}]]{{../{{{4}}}}}({{{5}}}) 
PBg  {{{1}}} [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{2}}}]]{{../{{{3}}}}}({{{4}}})  PBh  {{{1}}} [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}, {{{3}}}|{{{2}}}]]{{../{{{4}}}}}({{{5}}}) 
Pbg  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{2}}}]]{{../{{{3}}}}}({{{4}}})  Pbh  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}} {{{3}}}|{{{1}}}]]{{../{{{4}}}}}({{{3}}}) 
PbG  {{{1}}} [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{3}}}]]{{../{{{4}}}}}({{{5}}})   PbH  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}} {{{3}}}|{{{2}}}]]{{../{{{4}}}}}({{{3}}}) 
PBG  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}, {{{3}}}|{{{1}}}]]{{../{{{4}}}}}({{{2}}})  PBH  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}} {{{3}}}|{{{3}}}]]{{../{{{4}}}}}({{{1}}}) 
PBi • [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{2}}}]]{{../{{{3}}}}}({{{1}}})  PBj • [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}}|{{{3}}}]]{{../{{{4}}}}}({{{2}}}) 
PBk  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}} ({{{3}}})|{{{1}}}]]{{../{{{4}}}}}({{{2}}})  PbK  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}} {{{3}}}|{{{1}}}]]{{../{{{4}}}}}({{{2}}}) 
PBK  [[w:{{{1}}} {{{2}}} ({{{3}}})|{{{2}}}]]{{../{{{4}}}}}({{{1}}}) 

  These are similar to the templates of the previous table, but the adjunctive hint in this case is an abbreviation of the country or region where the place or building is.  It is also a link to the Wikipedia page for the country or region.

Country Codes[edit]

  The adjunctive codes to be put into the above items are given in the following two tables.  The main table is for individual countries or regions, and the other and minor table is for combinations.  (The code Mt is used to generate ?? for a reason lost in the mist of time.)

  Note that each table item has two components, the first and larger gives the code to go into the item as the adjunctive hint, and the second component gives the adjunct as it appears when its item is displayed.  For example, {{../PBa|Monza|It|comune}} displays as • Monza Itly (comune) .

  In this last example the adjunctive hint, Itly, is itself an another abbreviation, but if the cursor is brought over onto the adjunctive hint in the list item above then the displayed URL will show the full name.

Aa  Antrctc  Ab  Albn  Af  Afghnn  Ag  Argntn  Al  Algr  Anl  Antl 
Ar  Astr  Arm  Armn  As  Asm  Atl  Astrl 
Bc  Bctr  BE  BrEmp  Bgr  Blgr  BH  BsnHzgv  Bhm  Bhm  Bk  Blkns  Bm  Blgm 
Bn  Bnn  Br  Blrs  Bth  Bthyn  Bv  Blv  By  Brtny  Bz  Brzl 
CA  CntrlAs  Cc  Ccss  Chl  Chl  Chn  Chn  Cm  Clmb  Cnd  Cnd 
Cnn  Cnn  Cr  Crt  Crb  Crbn  Cw  Crnwl  Cy  Cyprs  Cz  CzchR 
Dm  Dnmrk 
Ec  Ecdr  EC  EChnl  EE  EErp  Eg  Egpt  En  Englnd 
Ep  Ethp  Es  Estn  ES  ESlvdr  ETm  EstTmr  Ev  Esclvn 
Fld  Fnlnd  Fr  Frnc 
Gc  Grc  Gh  Ghn  Gl  Glc  Gld  Grnlnd  Gr  Grmny  Gyn  Gyn 
Hds  Hds  Hg  Hngry 
Il  Isrl  In  Ind  Iq  Irq  Ir  Irlnd  Irn  Irn  Is  Indns  It  Itly 
Jd  Jrdn  Jp  Jpn  Js  Jrslm  Kv  Ksv 
Lb  Lbr  Lbn  Lbnn  Lby  Lby  Lth  Lthn  Ltv  Ltv 
Mcd  Mcdn  Mdt  MdtrnS  ME  ME  Mg  Mdgscr  Ml  Mlys  Mlt  Mlt  Mlw  Mlw 
Mn  Moon  Mng  Mntngr  Mp  Msptm  Mr  Mrv  Mrc  Mrc 
Mt  ??  MWy  MlkyWy  Mx  Mxc  My  Mynmr  Mz  Mzmbq 
NAO  NAtlOcn  Nc  Ncrg  NE  NErp  Ngr  Ngr  NI  NIrlnd  Nmb  Nmb 
Np  Npl  Nt  Nthrlnds  Nw  Nrwy  NZ  NZ 
Pg  Prtgl  Pk  Pkstn  Pl  Plnd  Pnm  Pnm  PO  PcfOcn 
Pp  Phlpns  PRc  PrtRc  Pru  Peru  Ps  Plstn  Py  Prguy 
Rmn  Rmn  Rs  Rsa 
SAO  SAtlOcn  SA  SAfrc  Sb  Sbr  Sc  Sctlnd  SdA  SdArb  Sdn  Sdn 
Sgl  Sgl  SKr  SthKr  SL  SrLn  Slk  Slvk  Slv  Slvn  SmI  SlmnIi 
Sp  Spn  Srb  Srb  SrL  SrLnk  Sw  Swdn  Swz  Swzlnd 
Tk  Trky  Tm  Trkmnstn  Twn  Twn  Tz  Tnz 
Uk  Ukrn  UK  UK  US  USA  Uv  Unvrs 
VI  VrgnI  Vz  Vnzl  Wl  Wls 
Ymn  Ymn  Zb  Zmb  Zz  Znzbr 


BrLth  Blrs/Lthn  BmFr  Blgm/Frnc 
CzGr  CzchR/Grmny 
GrcTk  Grc/Trky  GrDm  Grmny/Dmrk  GrPl  Grmny/Plnd 
InNp  Ind/Npl  InPk  Ind/Pkstn  InSrL  Ind/SrL 
USC  US/Cnd 

  It may be that you want to add a Buildings and Places item, but a new country code template is needed.  However, unless you are confident with coding in Wikimedia, especially in editting pages, it would be best to drop the idea.

  If you do feel confident, the following brief description should be followed.

  Pick a name for the country code template, usually one capital letter followed by one or a few lower case letters, and check that the name isn't already in use by looking in this

List of subpages
or simply by setting up to edit it and expecting to be told that the name is not in use yet.

  Look at the code in an example like England by clicking on the Edit tag there.  You might even copy the code but please don't alter it.  Then go and create the new template.

  Document the new template by going here (it really is here) and putting your new template in the appropriate place in the table.

  All these steps should be taken before putting your item into its grove.

Miscellaneous Templates[edit]

  There are several rather minor templates that can be used in coding items.

Font control
Bg  {{{1}}} Sm  {{{1}}} Ty  {{{1}}}
BG {{{1}}} SM  {{{1}}} TY  {{{1}}}
bG {{{1}}} sM {{{1}}} tY {{{1}}}
Clr {{{2}}} Rd {{{1}}}

  These are used to change the presentation of their {{{1}}} component (except for Clr).  For example,  {{../Rd|Left Wing}}  yields Left Wing, and is needed to colour the eras of items for people who lived BC.  This template really a special case of  {{../Clr|ff0000|Left Leg}}  which yields Left Leg.

Embedded links
Wp  [[w:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] Wq  [[w:{{{1}}}|+]] Wr  [[w:{{{1}}}|{{{2}}}]]
Xp [[wikt:{{{1}}}#English|{{{1}}}]]  Xq [[wikt:{{{1}}}#English|+]]  Xr [[wikt:{{{1}}}#English|{{{2}}}]]
Yp [[{{{1}}}|here]]

Yp is used for going to other pages, but the others are only very occasionally used to make links to Wikipedia or Wiktionary within the parenthetic hint.

  There are quite a few other templates, mostly used to format the lists of name trees.  Anyone wanting to start new tree lists can see their use by looking at the code within existing lists, but they are quite specialised and new templates modelled on these examples would be needed for each new list group.