Template talk:Columns-list

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Hi. First thank you for developing this template. After almost two years searching for an easy columns template on Wikipedia, this is the best hope. Two enhancement requests that would make it usable. Inside list items:

  1. Allow external links
  2. Allow HTML markup

Do you think these are possible? —SusanLesch (talk) 23:20, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

I have the same question. At this moment, the template does not allow you to include links that include "=" in the URL, like for example:
* http://fotogalerien.ch/index.php?gallery=18&lang=2
Can you please fix that? Thanks. —  Ark25  (talk) 11:10, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
I found it. You have use before the list the following: "2=". See for example ro:Berna#Legături externe. —  Ark25  (talk) 11:43, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Browser display[edit]

Hi, I would also like to thank you for the template. I'm using it in a personal wiki. The problem i'm facing is that i can see the template working fine in Firefox but it doesn't work in Opera and Explorer. It's very weird right? Any idea why is this happening? --Biris (talk) 12:12, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

The template uses CSS to style the columns. It's only supported on Firefox and Safari. Future versions of both Opera and IE should hopefully support it. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 13:22, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

set default to 2[edit]

{{editprotected}} Code in the new sandbox. Sets the default number of columns to be 2, so only one parameter needs to be supplied if one wants two columns. Fully backwards compatible. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 22:08, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Not done: {{edit protected}} is not required for edits to unprotected pages, or pending changes protected pages. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 06:29, 11 July 2009 (UTC)
Cascading protection is on, because this is currently a main page transclusion. Re-enabling. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 11:06, 11 July 2009 (UTC)
Not done: {{edit protected}} is not required for edits to unprotected pages, or pending changes protected pages. — Deon555talkI'm BACK! 03:44, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
Symbol comment vote.svg Note: In saying that, the main page transclusion has ended and thus the template is now unprotected. — Deon555talkI'm BACK! 03:45, 12 July 2009 (UTC)


I don't understand exactly what's the use of having this and {{div col}} as separate templates; they seem to do the same, but I might be missing something. If I'm right, though, perhaps it would be a good idea to merge them. --Waldir talk 23:54, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

Even if they both need to remain due to widespread usage or some such reason, a help article or even just a section section that compares and contrasts the two templates would be very, very welcome. Thanks! Geekdiva (talk) 08:20, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
Officially nominated at Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2013_March_31#Template:Columns-list. -- Beland (talk) 23:36, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Width rather than number[edit]

Is it possible to make it so that the width can be defined rather than the number of columns? For example instead of the number 2, you can type 30em. The code can probably be copied as-is, with only need to change the div classes, from {{Reflist}}. Xeworlebi (talk) 15:42, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

You can use Template:Div col to do this. -- Beland (talk) 23:37, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
Or you can use colwidth=30em. Verbcatcher (talk) 17:59, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Merged with Div col[edit]

This template is now (semi-)merged with {{Div col}} by formarding all parameters to that template, to avoid duplication of code and functionality. Edokter (talk) — 12:10, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Bug report[edit]

This template does not show the columnar text, and instead shows the column parameter, if it includes an annotated external link which includes a query string. Example: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Executive_functions&oldid=616937061#Assessment -- (talk) 17:29, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

correct, if the input has an = sign, you have to either (a) escape the = with {{=}} or (b) just use {{div col}} instead. Frietjes (talk) 18:49, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Or explicitly number the parameter, like this. It's not a bug in this template, but a feature that is common to all templates that use positional parameters. --Redrose64 (talk) 21:03, 14 July 2014 (UTC)