Template talk:Infobox military installation

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Designation[edit]

We should add a |designation= parameter, for installations which have protected status, such as castles which are listed buildings or scheduled monuments in England. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:00, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

What's wrong with using the footnotes parameter? Gavbadger (talk) 00:50, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
It's not a footnote; indeed it's often a very significant aspect of a building's existence. Using a named parameter allows meaningful data extraction and preserves data granularity. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:53, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
User:Ktr101 can you assist? Gavbadger (talk) 21:00, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: You mean like this, or is it supposed to be fancier? Kevin Rutherford (talk) 21:16, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
@Ktr101: Yes, like that; thank you. See the |designations= parameter in {{Infobox building}} - it's probably best to use the same parameter name. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:26, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Done. I am hesitant to embed anything else into this template in terms of what is talked about on the buildings infobox, so let me know if you want me to, and I'll see what I can do. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 21:37, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

extend parameters[edit]

In translating castle articles from German Wikipedia, the parameter for a castle's area or dimensions is not currently replicated here. Could we please add it? --Bermicourt (talk) 20:15, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

|area = <!-- area of site m2, km2 square mile etc --> is already there. Gavbadger (talk) 20:21, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Coordinates not working for this template[edit]

For example in the article Belgrade Fortress you will find use of this infobox as follows:

{{Infobox military structure |name= Belgrade Fortress |location= [[Belgrade]]<br/>[[Serbia]] |coordinates= |image= |caption= Belgrade Fortress |map_type=Serbia |latitude= 44.8236 |longitude= 20.4503 |map_size= 200 |type= Fortress |built= 535 |builder= [[Justinian I]] |materials= Stone |height= |used= |condition= |ownership= |open_to_public= Yes }}

But the latitude and longitude are not being displayed on the page, so the template appears to be broken. WilliamKF (talk) 16:54, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

It is because that article is using the old "Infobox military structure" and not "Infobox military installation", and since the coordinate style has been changed for the new one, the old coding doesn't work anymore. Gavbadger (talk) 17:33, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
But the coding matching what the documentation page shows. How should it be changed? Updating to the new template name, appears to make no difference. WilliamKF (talk) 20:02, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
The original infobox code for the article was the old "Infobox military structure" I have now changed the code to the new infobox military installation. Gavbadger (talk) 20:52, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
{{Infobox military structure}} redirects to {{Infobox military installation}}, so that should make no difference. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:21, 17 June 2014 (UTC)