Template talk:Birth-date and age

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See also[edit]

TBD (notes to self) See Template talk:Death-date and age -J JMesserly (talk) 20:37, 26 February 2009 (UTC)


This template does formatting (df/mf) options, as a legacy feature to maintain its ability to fully replace {{birth date and age}}. As far as I'm concerned, the formatting is a separate feature entirely and I don't care if it is in or out. All I care about is the microformat emission. -J JMesserly (talk) 19:11, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Birth date and age[edit]

This template should maybe based upon the {{Birth date and age}} date so the logic only resides one place? I.e. Call Birth date and age with it's parameters from this template. Then we also make sure that the new template conform to the other template in every way. Nsaa (talk) 08:29, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Are you proposing the new templates be dumbed down to be compatible with the old template? The old templates:
  • Don't support non gregorian dates,
  • no microfomats emitted for death dates?
  • No time zone support
  • No BCE support
I can go along with a merge that simply redirects to either code base, but the idea of a deep merge is untenable. You'd have to add numeric versions of these parameters, eg parameter 10 for gregorian year, parameter 11 for gregorian month, etc. If I have this wrong, then what new parameters do you propose that would be recognized by the old templates.
Note that this is a comprehensive inquiry. What we decide should be applicable across the entire family of microformat date templates including {{start date}}, and {{end date}}. With this merge also imply that plain text date templates such as {{marriage}} have compatible numeric syntax introduced? -J JMesserly (talk) 17:41, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Difference between this template and Template:Birth date and age[edit]

I don't completely understand how or why this template is different from Template:Birth date and age, other than the hyphen that separates "birth" and "date." The templates documentation doesn't offer much explanation. Can somebody explain the difference and perhaps add it to the documentation? Or, is it perhaps a duplicate? • Supāsaru 20:53, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

  • @Supasaru: The hyphen-less template takes in the data in a different way (yyyy|mm|dd) from this template (date as text). They are serving the same purpose, but some work would be needed to convert the entered data to align these two templates. SFB 21:47, 26 March 2015 (UTC)