Template talk:Infobox military memorial

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Microformat[edit]

I have added the hCard microformat to this template, with class="vcard" on a wrapping div. It would be better to add that class to to the table element. I can't see how to do that, without adding it to all the other templates which use the shared header template. Any ideas? Andy Mabbett 11:51, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Fixed it; there's code in the shared template to allow secondary classes to be set on the main box. Kirill 15:12, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Thank you. Please feel free to mention the use of hCard and geo microformats in your newsletter; and do let me know if I can assist in adding them to other templates in this project. Andy Mabbett 21:09, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Needed parameters[edit]

This badly needs to include the options of adding heritage register designations, like {{Infobox Historic Site}} has done. --Kevlar (talkcontribs) 05:49, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

"Nearest town"[edit]

This parameter does not allow an option when memorials are located within, rather than near to, a town or city. For example, use of the template at The Cenotaph, Whitehall, gives the absurd resulting text that London is the "nearest town", when the memorial is located right in the heart of the city. Can this be rectified? Ghmyrtle (talk) 08:41, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

In principle, certainly. Is there a specific alternative wording you'd prefer to see? Kirill [talk] [prof] 09:21, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
It seems to me that there should be an option for Location, where the location can be specifically named (such as "London") - as an alternative to the "Nearest town" option, which is fine when the memorial is in a rural location. I have no expertise in infobox templates, so I'll leave it to others as to how that is best accomplished. Ghmyrtle (talk) 09:46, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
I've added an extra parameter {{{location}}} which can be used as an alternative to {{{nearest_town}}} and which omits the word "near". It's possible to use both to get an "X near Y" output. -- Dr Greg  talk  19:41, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

breakdown by nation etc - only for burials not for commemorated?[edit]

Someone is asking about this over at Talk:Menin_Gate as Menin Gate is entirely commemorative but the breakdown by nation etc is described as "Burials" in the infobox. Kerry (talk) 21:56, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

@Kerry Raymond: Would it be helpful if we change the template so that those headings can be changed if desired? Kirill [talk] 15:41, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
That would work for Menin Gate which is purely commemorative. I am not sure if it works for any place that is a mix of burials and commemorative if someone wanted to do a national breakdown of both, but I have no idea if that is a problem in practice for any actual article, so maybe the best solution is just to fix the immediate problem. Kerry (talk) 21:43, 31 May 2014 (UTC)