Template talk:Information

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Author field[edit]

That template also uses the word "Author" which is a bit confusing. In fact, we need a caption like "copyright", "credits" or some thing like that which cover all CMI. Many times "Author" != "copyright holder" != "preferred credits". So people use otherplaces to mention "actual credits"; but unfortunately MV and other tools only look on "Author" field. Off wiki applications like eol.org also look only on author field. What about renaming that field and insist people to provide "credits" there instead of many other places like "credit line", license tags, permission field, etc.? Jee 05:37, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

You may insert all captations you like with {{Information field}}. sarang사랑 10:02, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Inconsistencies[edit]

Different Special pages for upload files offer e.g. an Information box as

{{Information
|Description=
|Source=
|Date=
|Author=
|Permission=
|other_versions=
}}

where the sequence of Source= and Date= are exchanged to the latter box display. In spite to the other parameter names other_versions= is used instead of the better fitting Other versions=. Other upload pages have an even more exchanged parameter sequence. The transclusions of {{Information}} are always generated in another sequence than displayed.
Of course this is not so essential but it would be nice to have the same sequence wherever possible.
May I also suggest to generate Permission, Other versions, Other fields into the file description only if they got values, to avoid all the empty lines in the file descriptions. -- sarang사랑 10:02, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Order of the fields do not matter and if there are several alternative names like other_versions and Other versions either one can be used. But I agree that it would be nice to always recommend the same empty template. I would go with the one used by the upload wizard. I do not like to hide unused fields, since it is more work to add them when they are needed. The only exception is Other fields which is mostly meant to be used by other templates expanding {{Information}} template and should not be shown unless really needed. One has to really know how to use that one to do it right. --Jarekt (talk) 15:28, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Agree. Jee 15:50, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Add identifying class[edit]

{{editprotected}} Please add fileinfotpl-type-information to the <table> classes (second line of the template)! See Commons talk:Machine-readable data#Identifying information-like templates for background. Thanks, --Tgr (WMF) (talk) 13:16, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done --Jarekt (talk) 01:19, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Template:Uf[edit]

This discussion is of relevance for the information template, especially for automated extraction of data. There are a few open points to be clarified. --Leyo 14:07, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

As stated there, "... the upload tools & pages should offer an item to be filled with v&t information when the file to be uploaded is a SVG. Not correct using this proposed item inserts the new file in a maintenance category, so further action can occur."
As a consequence, we need a new optional parameter, located and displayed after the Author, to describe the creation tool and, for SVG files, the W3C-validity.
The parameter name "Creation" will be fine, also as the label in the English version that can be nationalized easily. It may also correspond with the name of the tagging template.
Such an optional parameter allows a more unique appearance of the file description, without the need of using the {{Information field}} and {incomplete, or none) home-brewn translations of the label. sarang사랑 08:48, 16 November 2014 (UTC)