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This template is within the scope of WikiProject Disambiguation, an attempt to structure and organize all disambiguation pages on Wikipedia. If you wish to help, you can edit the page attached to this talk page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project or contribute to the discussion.

Bypass a redirect?Edit

This template uses {{Title without disambig}}, but that is just a redirect to {{PAGENAMEBASE}}. That causes many redirects, by the many disambiguation pages that transclude this {Disambiguation} template (if only in the "templates used" list that is shown while editing them). "Byp red" is not normally a valid reason for an edit, but, for efficiency of this active template, and to show a better example, I think it should be changed (unless there is a reason not to). (Alternative: If {PAGENAMEBASE} is disfavored (clunky? shouting?), instead of changing this page, consider renaming {PAGENAMEBASE} to {Title without disambig}.) -A876 (talk) 18:39, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

  Done I have bypassed the redirect. If you want to propose moving that template then Template talk:PAGENAMEBASE is the place to do that. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 19:29, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 1 June 2019Edit

Removed excessive space after "lists" in default message This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Template:Disambiguation.--Hildeoc (talk) 20:20, 1 June 2019 (UTC) Hildeoc (talk) 20:20, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

  Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Izno (talk) 20:28, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
Hey, Izno! Right at the top of the template the default text is displayed: This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Template talk:Disambiguation. – Now, if you enter two spaces into your browser's search box, you should get the two spaces between "lists" and "articles" highlighted. Hence, the template code should be improved accordingly – so as to have that excess spacing removed (of course also in all transclusions). That is what I am referring to. Regards--Hildeoc (talk) 16:15, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, that's not really possible without adding significant additional code. Is there a reason you think the double spaces need to go? --Izno (talk) 16:34, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
@Hildeoc: I'm not sure most users will notice this issue. I use Google Chrome which appears to eat the redundant space, but I suppose some browsers may not do that. Does the version at Template:Disambiguation/sandbox solve the issue for you? wbm1058 (talk) 19:07, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
@Wbm1058: In fact, yes it does! Thanks a lot. Best wishes--Hildeoc (talk) 19:47, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
  Donewbm1058 (talk) 00:23, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 4 July 2019Edit

Please revert Special:Diff/900033329 (the previous edit request) to restore the space between the type parameter and the word "articles" or "templates". On pages using parenthetical disambiguation like Pure (language), the removal of the space caused the template to render two words without a space between them (e.g. languagearticles).

I've added two test cases to the test cases page to demonstrate this using the template's type parameter. Compare the {{Disambiguation/sandbox| type=example }} and the {{Disambiguation| type=example }} test cases to see why the space is necessary (example templates with the space vs. exampletemplates without).

It's true that restoring the space would cause the template to emit two space characters when the template is not using the type parameter (and the title is not using parenthetical disambiguation). However, all HTML5-compliant browsers collapse multiple whitespace characters into a single space character (unless the white-space CSS property is changed to certain values that are not used here). Wikipedia declares its web pages as HTML5, which can be confirmed from the <!DOCTYPE html> DOCTYPE in the source of this web page. This means that all mainstream browsers released in the last 10 years will correctly render the two space characters as one space. — Newslinger talk 07:42, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Pinging Hildeoc, Izno, and Wbm1058, who participated in the previous edit request discussion. — Newslinger talk 07:47, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
  Done DannyS712 (talk) 13:58, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Discussion at Template talk:Set index article#Short descriptionEdit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Template talk:Set index article#Short description. ‑‑Trialpears (talk) 19:36, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

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