On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 11:02 AM Andy Mabbett <andy@pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
On 3 June 2015 at 06:16, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen@gmail.com> wrote:

> list of people who died in Brazil in 2015 [1].

> page for people who died in the Netherlands in 2015 [2]. It is trivially easy to do this and, the result is
> great. The result looks great, it can be used for any country in any
> Wikipedia

> [1] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Jura1/Recent_deaths_in_Brazil
> [2] https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Jura1/Recent_deaths_in_the_Netherlands

Those are great - but why are the dates written into the page source,
rather than called from Wikidata?

nl.wp already has "remote" property access, and there I use Wikidata calls; everywhere else should be switched over end of this months, so I'll switch to Wikidata calls once that's done. Not sure if Wikidata itself has it?

Before they are used in Wikipedia (at least, en.WP, though the same
could apply elsewhere), I'd like to see two changes:

* Add a column for "Wikidata ID"

Can do.

* Use a template for each row.

You can see an example of the latter (albeit not drawn from Wikidata)
on, for example,


That said, it would be even better if we could just place a temaplte
like {{Wikidata list}} on a page, and have each row added by that.
Soon, no doubt...

{{public art row}} is ... very topic-specific. Listeria allows for all kinds of lists. Species? Award winners? Artwork in a museum? Philosophical concepts?

One-row-template-fits-all would have to be very generic, to the point where the difference between table row and template parameters would be negligible IMO. That {{sort}} thing looks interesting though.


Andy Mabbett

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