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Revision as of 13:55, July 15, 2006 by Morevit (Talk | contribs)

I'm a bit new to WoWWiki and I'm finding this page a bit confusing. The introduction indicates that the use of Template:WoWAPI is obsolete yet the API boilerplate continues to use it. This seems counterproductive. It also mentions the use of breadcrumbs. I've seen no indication that any of the API entries actually have these. I've considered adding them as I make updates but the given example on how to do this isn't very clear. Also I've seen a "breadcrumb1" template used elsewhere that isn't mentioned in the breadcrumb page. Any clarification on all this would be helpful. -- morevit

The template that has been deprecated is Template:Tlink (notice case and the space). The new one is Template:Tlink. If they'd have been used in the same positions, this would have been a pointless change, but the old one is consistently used at the bottom of pages, while the new is meant to be used at the top of pages -- hence the different name. (Plus the new one is easier to get right since there's no case mixing =)) --Mikk 07:15, 13 July 2006 (EDT)
And .. hm.. breadcrumb? Where? There shouldn't be any in API pages. There might be ones in other pages, but AFAIK they should all be pulled in via the heading templates and not typed in manually. Unless I'm forgetting some category of pages. Do you have an example of where it's being confusing? --Mikk 07:18, 13 July 2006 (EDT)
Thanks for the clarification on the distinction between Template:Tlink and Template:Tlink. Not immediately obvious to the newcomer. I'll have to look into this.
As far as breadcrumbs go I was referring to the discussion of them at the top of this page. If they're implemented by the template then that's not an issue. -- morevit 09:55, 14 July 2006 (EDT)
Perhaps I'm still missing something here. I've looked at pages using the Template:Tlink template. I'd expect to see something like:
Interface Customization >> World of Warcraft API >> Global Function Groups >> Action Functions >> ActionButtonDown
or perhaps just the truncated
Action Functions >> ActionButtonDown
at the top of the ActionButtonDown API page. -- --Morevit 07:59, 14 July 2006 (EDT)
Ah, yeah, those... We had a breadcrumb at the top for a short while, but it didn't include the categorization, so mostly just ended up duplicating the links available in the menu at the right. The problem with categorization is that about 100 of the APIs are categorized under more than one category. :-/   --Mikk 14:02, 14 July 2006 (EDT)
Right. The impression I got was that the move to add these was to aid in establishing primary categories for each method. --Morevit 09:55, 15 July 2006 (EDT)

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