Template talk:PD-scan

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Using first parameter, there's an error (template loop detected).--Trixt (talk) 13:45, 16 April 2009 (UTC)


The translation to Spanish of this file is awful. If you agree, I can sugest you a better text and then someone change it. Cheers. --Andrea (talk) 11:29, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

You can edit Template:PD-scan/es directly - it is not protected. --Jarekt (talk) 18:19, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
✓OK --Andrea (talk) 00:48, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Additional parameter[edit]

I think it would be useful to add a second optional parameter to embed things like {{PD-old-auto}} or {{PD/1923}} that require an input of their own. So PD-scan could be used with |1=PD-old-auto |2=1899. De728631 (talk) 17:09, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done. This has been implemented by Jarekt. De728631 (talk) 20:05, 4 February 2012 (UTC)

Please fix[edit]

{{edit request}} Currently the first note below the license reads: "--- This tag is designed for use where there..." Please add another dash so a full separator line is displayed. De728631 (talk) 15:37, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done -- Common Good (talk) 20:02, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

adding a second PD-tag[edit]

For works created outside the US, we usually need two PD-tags: One for the source country and one for the US. Is there any chance that we can wrap them both into PD-scan? --El Grafo (talk) 11:49, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps another scan template in the style of {{PD-art-two}} would be a good idea. But even now, if the death year of the author is known and the work was published before 1923, you can use {{PD-scan|PD/1923|deathyear=1881}}. De728631 (talk) 14:31, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
{{PD-scan|PD-old-auto-1923|deathyear=1881}} would be better. --Jarekt (talk) 14:44, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks alot, that's perfect for my current needs. But still I think that there might be cases where something like {{PD-art-two}} would come in handy. --El Grafo (talk) 15:27, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Layout template[edit]

{{editprotected}} I think there can be 3 parameters in layout template for the 3 sections of text, e. g.:

{| {{PD-Layout|lang={{{lang|}}}}}
| {{lang|{{{lang|}}}|<!--
{{ {{{1|PD-old}}}|{{#if: {{{2|}}}|{{{2}}} }}|deathyear={{{deathyear|}}} }}

It can simplify the language subtemplates. tacsipacsi (talk) 13:41, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

If someone will deploy this, will you work through all language sub templates? What about using the translate extension? -- Rillke(q?) 21:08, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
I think it can done with a bot (I not adept in bots), but if not, I can do it manually. tacsipacsi (talk) 13:24, 17 July 2013 (UTC)


The template should categorize files into Category:PD-scan directly if the subcategory does not yet exist. So that you can find cases like Category:PD-scan (PD-old-75) and also cases where the second template is not allowed. --Nachcommonsverschieber (talk) 12:08, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose against adding expensive parser functions to heavily used templates and against this "magic" because it could be confusing. -- Rillke(q?) 18:31, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

There is already a parser function checking for the existence of the second template, which would be superfluous if the template would just check for the non-exiosting catgory. And could you tell me what you mean by magic. --Nachcommonsverschieber (talk) 09:59, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

It should look something like that:

{{#ifexist:Category:PD-scan ({{{1}}}) |  | [[Category:Files where PD-scan category does not exist]]}}

--Nachcommonsverschieber (talk) 09:12, 16 August 2014 (UTC)