Template talk:Authority control

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RFC about large templates for external links[edit]

Please see the RfC at Template talk:Medical resources #RfC on placement of Medical condition classification and resources template, which is a similar kind of template and which someone believes might not comply with WP:ELT. WhatamIdoing (talk) 01:56, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Please use HTTPS URL for German National Library links[edit]

The purpose of this edit is to provide increased privacy and security for users by having the Authoriy control module use HTTPS for German National Library links. In Module:Authority control, please change http://d-nb.info/gnd/ (on line 205) to https://portal.dnb.de/opac.htm?method=simpleSearch&cqlMode=true&query=idn%3D instead. Thanks. --Elegie (talk) 09:52, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit template-protected}} template. This is a non-trivial find/replace for this link. I appreciate the HTTP->HTTPS switch, but going from an actual identifier to what appears to be a query page (without some investigation) seems to be a not-obviously-good change. Izno (talk) 11:50, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Harmless?[edit]

... Thus, using this template on a page with no authority information is harmless.
We now have editors mass adding empty {{authority control}} templates into random (non-biography) articles just to inflate their edit counts (despite the fact that most of the articles they are adding them to have no authority control IDs in Wikidata and never will). This bloats the revision table with useless revisions, spams people's watchlists, slows page parsing, and in most cases adds no value to the encyclopedia. Do we really want to encourage this? If it's true that every article on Wikipedia should have the {{authority control}} template, we should probably make it a built-in part of the page (like interwiki links) and delete the template entirely. Kaldari (talk) 09:07, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

Also link to DBLP profiles, available in Wikidata[edit]

See Wikidata property https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P2456

DBLP is very popular in computer science, and open data.

--Chire (talk) 15:08, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Also worth adding: ACM Digital Library. This should only require adding the following functions:

local function dblpLink( id )
    return '[http://dblp.org/pid/' .. id .. ' ' .. id .. ']' .. getCatForId( 'DBLP' )
end

local function acmLink( id )
    return '[https://dl.acm.org/author_page.cfm?id=' .. id .. ' ' .. id .. ']' .. getCatForId( 'ACM-DL' )
end

and the following entries to conf

{ 'DBLP-ID', '[[DBLP]]', 2456, dblpLink },
{ 'ACM-ID', '[[ACM Digital Library|ACM DL]]', 864, acmLink },

Support or objections to this? These IDs are already in Wikidata.

P.S. DBLP does not appear to support https yet for the dblp.org short URL. This is the formatter URL as present in Wikidata. There appear to be 683 DBLP ids in Wikidata, and 512 ACM DL ids, but I would assume that most computer scientists have at least one of these two IDs. --Chire (talk) 13:38, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Please use HTTPS for NDL (National Diet Library) link[edit]

The purpose of this edit is to provide increased privacy and security for users by having the template use HTTPS when generating links to the NDL (National Diet Library.) The NDL URL appears to support HTTPS; for example, see the entries for Alexander Graham Bell and Open-source software. In Module:Authority control, please change http://id.ndl.go.jp/ (on line 103) to https://id.ndl.go.jp/ instead. Thanks. --Elegie (talk) 03:51, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

 Donexaosflux Talk 03:57, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Please use HTTPS for ResearcherID links[edit]

The purpose of this edit is to provide increased privacy and security for users by having the template use HTTPS for ResearcherID links. At the current time, the template generates a ResearcherID link that uses regular HTTP. The ResearcherID site appears to support HTTPS; for example, see the entries for Dave Goulson and Sophie Scott. In Module:Authority control, please change http://www.researcherid.com/rid/ (on line 232) to https://www.researcherid.com/rid/ instead. Thanks. --Elegie (talk) 06:59, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Done Izno (talk) 12:47, 14 June 2017 (UTC)