Talk:Codex Speciálník

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Merge discussion

  • Merge It seems silly to me to have 2 pages for one publication. I believe we should have a static page for this collection, formatted in the same way as other collections, such as 100 Carols For Choirs. --Bobnotts talk 06:37, 16 February 2008 (PST)
  • Merge I agree it's a bit awkward to have two pages for the same publication. To me the chief advantage of the category page is that individual works are added automatically without having to manually maintain the category page's listing of individual works. However, the auto-formatting of category pages causes the listing of works to appear at the bottom of the page. A lengthy musicology section would push the listing so far down the page as to be easily ignored, and therefore I chose to relegate this section to a separate page. However, given rightful concerns about copyright, I am at this point going to remove this musicology section from CPDL altogether. Therefore I see no reason not to combine the two pages; the only question remaining is whether to merge them onto the category page or the non-category page. I would lean toward the category page for the reason described above, but I would be interested in hearing arguments in the other direction (aside from uniformity of format, which admittedly counts for something). --Peftypefty talk 16:43, 18 February 2008 (EST)
Merge completed. Although the idea behind the category is nice, the same feature could now be achieved with the use of DPL. So, to keep uniformity, the merge was done on the page and the category deleted. Carlos 01:49, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, Carlos. Not sure what DPL is or how it could be used to achieve this purpose, as the Codex Specialnik page currently seems to have fixed rather than dynamic content. --Peftypefty talk 09:18, 24 February 2009 (CST)
DPL is a Wiki extension that allows us to create dynamic pages. With it we can create a page that emulates a category, listing all works that have a link to Codex Speciálník, for instance. You're right, this page and mostly all of the other "Music publications" are following a layout defined sometime in the past, but a page with dynamic content would still be useful to display the works in a different order (alphabetically, for example). —Carlos Email.gif 02:27, 26 February 2009 (UTC)