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People Australia identifier (P1315)[edit]

Have you considered adding the People Australia identifier (P1315) to the template. This provides a link into the Trove database at the National Library of Australia. I would hope this is in addition to, and before, the older NLA identifier (P409).

Comparing the generated URLs, for Ida Lee we get

  • this from NLA identifier (P409)
  • this from People Australia identifier (P1315)

Further information on the identifier is available from the NLA

Billingd (talk) 16:35, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure how many national identifiers we need for a single country. Is one a superset of the other? Can one be marked as obseleted? Stuartyeates (talk) 23:14, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
AFAICT, neither is a superset of the other. There are notable Australians with a People Australia identifier that haven't written or been the subject of books, and so don't have an NLA identifier. Maybe it is better to wait for a while. Billingd (talk) 02:20, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Link to wikidata entry[edit]

Have you considered adding a link to the wikidata entry in the Authority control box. This would take a user directly to the source of much of the data used in the box. Please ignore me if this has been discussed before.

Billingd (talk) 16:43, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata is not an Authority. Stuartyeates (talk) 22:55, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
OK Billingd (talk) 02:18, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Use formatter URL (P1630)[edit]

Use formatter URL (P1630) for creating the links in a similar fashion as MediaWiki:Gadget-AuthorityControl.js (but in lua instead of js) instead of all the hard coded URLs in link functions. This would likely require some sandbox work to get right. (talk) 22:30, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please make your requested changes to the template's sandbox first; see WP:TESTCASES. You are right, so please do the sandbox work and then come back with a Please change X to Y request. :) Happy coding! — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 22:44, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
I don't think this is currently possible. I think we need arbitrary access (phab:T49930) for this first. Multichill (talk) 14:06, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:Infobox medical condition[edit]

Template:Infobox medical condition has been nominated for merging with Template:Authority control. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Alakzi (talk) 21:52, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

There is a pending TfD merge proposal involving this template @ Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2015 February 25#Template:Infobox medical condition. Will someone with the template editor bit please add the required TfD notice template? Thanks. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 13:21, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

"No value" as an acceptable value in Module:Authority control[edit]

@Legoktm, Jackmcbarn, Tpt: Would one of you mind implementing "no value" in the VIAF identifier component as an acceptable value within the controlling module? It is an accepted value at Wikidata where a tracking date is added. If you are looking for a local page where you can see it in action please see Samuel Dyer. Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:05, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: What behavior would you like the module to exhibit in the "no value" case? Jackmcbarn (talk) 19:11, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
@Jackmcbarn: "No value" / "no value" was my simplistic approach, though open to other suggestions. — billinghurst sDrewth 09:46, 2 March 2015 (UTC)