Template talk:Col-begin

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See also[edit]

see also template:col-begin-small --MilkMiruku 17:51, 8 April 2006 (UTC)


Is there any reason for the doc to promote using Col-1-of-N up to Col-N-of-N instead of just using Col-N throughout? The redirects are reasonable, but I think it's a lot more easier to use and maintain a table with Col-N. –Pomte 20:00, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

Please replace {{/doc}} by {{template doc}}. 16@r 21:50, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

YesY Done - Nihiltres(t.l) 14:16, 20 October 2007 (UTC)


Just looking at the documentation part of {{Col-begin}}, you can see that, wherever the col system is used, there's a light gray background color on the light green page, so I suppose the "transparent" part from background:{{{bgColor|transparent}}}; does not work. Shouldn't it be background:{{{bgColor|none}}};? --Qyd (talk) 01:34, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

border is no longer used?[edit]

I guess the description more than 3 years ago (Old revision of Template:Col-begin/doc ) is no longer correct. At least in my environment, no border exists in Col-begin tables and even if customized CSS, the border with 2px doesn't seem to corresponse to 5% of the table. While just now I checked the first 500 articles, only a few percent of them use 95% of width as the Col-begin width parameter. Would anyone mind removing this description? or any comments? ayucat (talk) 22:39, 17 January 2010 (UTC)



Disabling. Interwiki links on the templates go on the /doc page, which is not protected. The Russian link at least is already present. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward: not at work) - talk 14:57, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Edit request on 2 March 2012[edit]

Need to edit the guys on the radio have changed (talk) 17:21, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. I think you're in the wrong place. — Bility (talk) 17:46, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Rendering problems[edit]

This does not render correctly with some engines (Opera has problems at least up to v12.0x). I prefer {{Multicol}} which renders fine in all browsers I have tried (FF, Opera, Chrome). Dysmorodrepanis (talk) 18:32, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Width query[edit]

Width set

{{col-begin|width="100%"}} outputs <table class="multicol" role="presentation">

Width not set


outputs <table class="multicol" role="presentation" style="border-collapse: collapse; padding: 0; border: 0; background:transparent; width:100%;">

Why is this happening ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheBigJagielka (talkcontribs) 11:46, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

@TheBigJagielka: Because the |width= parameter doesn't expect quotes, and so an invalid style= attribute is generated, which is stripped by HTML Tidy. Try {{col-begin|width=100%}} without quotes. --Redrose64 (talk) 13:38, 24 March 2015 (UTC)


What is the difference between Col-begin and Multicol? Couldn't they be merged together? --Dvorapa (talk) 14:06, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

@Dvorapa: You have started three threads on this matter, the others being Template talk:Multicol#Difference? and Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2016 June 24#Template:Multicol. Please observe WP:MULTI. --Redrose64 (talk) 20:34, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
@Redrose64: Sorry, I thought I have to according to tfm (tfd) guide. Also I requested edit of the two locked templates by admins in their discussions (I assumed this request should be made in the template discussion). --Dvorapa (talk) 20:38, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 22 August 2016[edit]

Put the template data inside the doc

VarunFEB2003 I am Offline 13:57, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Done Izno (talk) 15:58, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 4 March 2017[edit]

Please add {{subst:tfd}} and then change the |link= parameters to point to Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2017 March 3 instead of Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2017 March 4, per a mass nomination by Fabartus. Pppery 02:12, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Done — Train2104 (t • c) 02:45, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
And of course CFCF incorrectly decided that the tfd for a non-inline non-substituted template's tfd should be noincluded. Pppery 14:20, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
The current implementation breaks hundreds of other templates that this is transcluded in. It is a clear case of WP:POINTY. There also seems to be at least some indication that this will WP:SNOWCLOSE and it is widely enough advertised that it does not help to include it in the template. Carl Fredrik 💌 📧 14:23, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
Give me an example. Also, I don't see any indication of a snow close, except for {{div col}}/{{div col end}} (which I didn't think were included in the tfd in the first place). Pppery 14:24, 4 March 2017 (UTC)