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Use abbr tag for ISBN?[edit]

I noticed that an <abbr>...</abbr> tag is not being used with ISBN in the infobox whereas OCLC and LC Class do use it. Is there any particular reason why? If not, perhaps we should change

| label30 = [[International Standard Book Number|ISBN]]

to

| label30 = [[International Standard Book Number|{{abbr|ISBN|International Standard Book Number}}]]

or something similar. Jason Quinn (talk) 20:51, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Just some relevant info: <abbr>...</abbr> is not used by some very old browsers (IE6 and IE7). The rendering is also different on different browsers as Firefox displays an underline while other browsers generally do not. Jason Quinn (talk) 07:32, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Alt and image_size params[edit]

Something appears to be wrong with the alt= and image_size= parameters. I can't change them. – Paine EllsworthCLIMAX! 02:50, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

@Paine Ellsworth: When the full image syntax is used in the |image= parameter, certain other parameters (|image_size= |alt= |border=) are ignored. I fixed Think and Grow Rich like this. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:28, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, and forgive me for forgetting that. I increased the size a bit, as I used 100px just to try to get it to change. Anyway, thanks again! Joys! – Paine  10:36, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

What about a new parameter "website"?[edit]

I think it would be a good idea to add another parameter to the infobox for the official website of a book. These are getting more and more common for books and it would be informative and relevant content. --Fixuture (talk) 21:16, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

This has been suggested before, several times - see the archives. --Redrose64 (talk) 22:48, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

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A man walks into a shop and asks "Do you have any blue shirts?"

The shopkeeper flies into a rage. "Blue shirts? BLUE SHIRTS!? What is it with you people? I'm sick of explaining about blue shirts. I'll tell you the same as I told the other 99 guys who asked me for blue shirts this week: We don't stock blue shirts. We will never stock blue shirts. And do you know why? I'll tell you that, too. There's no demand for them."

-- Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:57, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

I would like to see this too. Can someone who knows how to do it go ahead? Sarah (SV) (talk) 16:20, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
Given that several people have asked for this in the past, I've gone ahead and added it, tested it, and it seems to be working. Sarah (SV) (talk) 17:12, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Multiple ISBNs[edit]

This template should have more than one "isbn" parameter. For example:

isbn1: nnnnnnnnnnnnn
isbn1_note: hardback
isbn2: nnnnnnnnnnnnn
isbn2_note: paperback

Knife-in-the-drawer (talk) 05:33, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

There have been times when I have wished for this also; however, there is such a thing as too much information in infoboxes, and this is probably one of those cases. Any info beyond the 1st edition ISBN may be added with the isbn_note parameter; and yet some editors will revert the additions of extra ISBNs as superfluous. – Paine EllsworthCLIMAX! 23:57, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Night (book)[edit]

I just updated Night (book) to use this infobox, but was unable to find parameters for "LC Class" and "First translated". any objections to adding these parameters so I can get rid of the child infoboxes? Frietjes (talk) 12:53, 10 May 2015 (UTC)