Template talk:Timetable of South Asia

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Copy of Template:Middle kingdoms of India[edit]

Created copy of Template:Middle kingdoms of India with the aim to extend it and include IVC, Vedic period, Middel Ages and modern times. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 07:03, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Table alignment[edit]

This table is very wide, and is of questionable utility if it is meant to be always collapsed per MOS:COLLAPSE. right alignment is fine until you expand it. hence it should either be centered like a {{navbox}} or cut down so it is of the same aspect ratio as a sidebar when expanded. Frietjes (talk) 15:38, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Let's see what JJ has to say. Although the present form of this template is very useful. Bladesmulti (talk) 16:03, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Frietjes Why you have made this undiscussed page move? Bladesmulti (talk) 16:12, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
The title is Timetable of South Asia, so the template should be named "Timetable of South Asia". if you want to change the title to "Indian History", go ahead. the format matches Template:Middle kingdoms of India. Frietjes (talk) 16:13, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
It's an expanded version of "Middle kingdoms of India". Cutting down is no option, of course, unless you mean that the size, when collapsed, should be of the same aspect-ratio as a sidebar when collapsed. I don't see the "questionable utility", unless you refer to Java and CSS. As is is now, the table covers a lot of info, and provides a handy overview. And the smaller size simply looks better. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 04:58, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
I notice you removed the table from History of India; why? As you can see there, it looks strange, a (collapsed) table over the full lenght of the page. At Template:Middle kingdoms of India you wrote: "seems to be mostly used as a navbox footer, so change css class to format it as such". This table wasn't, untill you moved it to the bottom of the page at the pages where it is being used. That goes further than a MOS about collapse; that's about the lay-out of pages and the accessibility of information on pages. I don't agree, or I simply don't understand; so could you please explain to us what you mean with "right alignment is fine until you expand it", so we may understand what's the problem with that? Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 05:15, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
Maybe you may refer to "Collapsible sections or cells may be used in tables that consolidate information covered in the main text". The table gives a condensed overview of Indian history, and is being used in sections with a longer treatment of Indian history. So, I think that it does consolidate this info. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 05:29, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Who is going to recover the original template title? Bladesmulti (talk) 05:24, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

If so, we'll first have to argue about that. I think there are good arguments for "South Asia". Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 05:29, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
Timetable of South Asia? I think Indian History was better or History of Indian subcontinent. Bladesmulti (talk) 06:11, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

South Asia means Indian Sub-Continent. Some people call it South Asia, others call it Indian Sub-Continent" So, name it "Timetable of South Asia/Indian- Sub-continent". Then, there will be no ambiguity.Ghatus (talk) 06:51, 20 October 2014 (UTC)