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The template is very well done[edit]

Unfortunately its documentation isn't. It shows the most common error in template documentation: it doesn't use plain English to describe its functions and how to use them. Additionally, it has features that weren't added into the document. I added in the missing fields that I could find, but I have no idea what some of them do or what is the required format needed to insure they work properly! --Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 19:28, 18 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Many thanks. Yeah, this is my fault: I've been adding to the template as new features are required, but haven't been keeping the docs up to date. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 09:16, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Possible to highlight a "current" tab that is not actually "current"?[edit]

Hi, is it possible to highlight an arbitrary tab? In this case, I'd like to highlight the "Do" tab (using {{commoer tabs}}, which is based on {{start tab}}) when on this page. Suggestions? -Pete (talk) 18:15, 4 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I added something to {{commoer tabs}}, which kind of does it. I could probably remove the lower border as well, but you get the idea. Frietjes (talk) 20:35, 4 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
okay, it looks like this does what you want. if you want this feature on more than one page, I would suggest adding parameter to pass to {{commoer tabs}} to allow one to choose a tab to be selected, when there is no match. Frietjes (talk) 20:41, 4 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Aha -- very clever, thanks!
I would probably like to explore adding a parameter as you describe, but I'm a little unsure how to go about it. I can probably figure it out if I put some work into it, but may be back wit questions. Many thanks for this! -Pete (talk) 23:06, 4 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A little coffee worked wonders -- I added a new parameter, "activetab", and updated your bit of code. Thanks again! -Pete (talk) 17:29, 5 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
yes, that is what I was thinking. I'm glad it works. Frietjes (talk) 17:32, 5 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On tab color[edit]

The 'on tab color' attribute for Wikipedia:WikiProject Neopaganism/Tabs doesn't seem to be taking affect. Any ideas why?
Sowlos (talk) 02:05, 13 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't know for sure, but I did a test, which reveals that one of the color attributes is affecting the space below the tabs. You might take a look at how we've implemented it in Template:Commoer tabs -- we've used the parameters somewhat differently, and it seems to be working. (Though I do like the way you've made "talk" superscripted on each tabs, that's kinda neat -- and I don't think you could do that with our approach.) Anyway, I guess this isn't super helpful -- but it's the best I can do. Good luck! -Pete (talk) 05:58, 13 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I fixed it. if you use the "free form" feature, you also need to set the "link" values. Frietjes (talk) 16:40, 13 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! I completely glazed over that difference when comparing it to other {{Start tab}} implementations.
For some reason I remember documentation saying it was optional in that case. Well, I can't find that so - hopefully - no one else should make that mistake.
Sowlos (talk) 18:52, 13 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Glad I could help -- I'm really just feeling my way through this too, so, I'm glad to be able to do something to help! -Pete (talk) 06:41, 14 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

End tab required?[edit]

So {{End tab}} is used in examples, but is it required? What does it add? -DePiep (talk) 23:42, 14 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

it doesn't appear to be required, if you use |frame=, then it may be useful for closing the generated <div> tags. if you use |URL-1=, then it does generate some stuff at the bottom of the page. Frietjes (talk) 00:04, 15 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Spacing issue?[edit]

Hello page watchers! I am trying to make a template of this for my Wikiproject. However, when I put the {| and |} wrappers around this template, it creates some white space between the tabs. Anyone know why? Wikipedia:WikiProject Quebec/Nav bar - Sweet Nightmares 01:14, 14 July 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nevermind, I am an idiot, I figured it out! - Sweet Nightmares 01:24, 14 July 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested move 03 December 2014[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: no consensus to move the template at this time, per the discussion below. Dekimasuよ! 17:20, 10 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Start tabTemplate:Start tabs – Typo (missing "s") – Sardanaphalus (talk) 12:06, 3 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is a contested technical request (permalink). Steel1943 (talk) 19:27, 3 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Not uncontroversial as the page is move-protected. For this reason, this needs full discussion. Steel1943 (talk) 19:27, 3 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I see no reason to move this well established template for something so little where the requested new location is already a redirect to here. There is no net gain to this, and as such, opposed. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 19:34, 3 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Why not give the template to which another/others redirect the more accurate name, though? Sardanaphalus (talk) 14:32, 4 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Considering we "collapse" tables, and when I use this template I want to create a hidden section, think the name is the more accurate one. If you want an archive, use {{Archive top|status=|result=}}, if you just want a hidden section in a discussion with some technical data or source code, use {{Hst|reason=}}. Seems most logical to me. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 15:00, 4 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

Freeform attribute[edit]

Can anyone give me an example of how to use the freeform attribute? I'm struggling to get it to work.

I've written:

| freeform-6 = yes | tab-6 = Gender gap mailing list | link-6 = https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/gendergap

but the link is not showing up. SarahSV (talk) 23:15, 2 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pinging some people who've commented above in case any of you can help: Jerem43, Thumperward, Peteforsyth, Frietjes.
I managed to get freeform-n to work by adding true instead of yes, but it's adding single square brackets around the link. It's for Template:WikiProject CSB/Gender gap task force/Tab header. SarahSV (talk) 02:05, 3 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
SarahSV, did you try
| freeform-6          = yes
| tab-6               = [https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/gendergap Gender gap mailing list]
| link-6              = 
Frietjes (talk) 14:54, 3 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Frietjes, thank you, that has worked. SarahSV (talk) 18:33, 3 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Glad you got that sorted out, cause I had no idea. On a tangent, though...Visual Editor on Meta just taught me a nice trick I wasn't aware of: mailarchive:gendergap is a nice shortcut for the URL above. Or...well, maybe not the exact URL, it goes to the archive page, not the listinfo page. But a nice little trick I hadn't been aware of, regardless. -Pete (talk) 04:53, 4 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, Pete, I've been searching for a way to do that. I may pop it into one of the tabs as a link to the archives. SarahSV (talk) 05:43, 4 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Margin on Mobile[edit]

There's a problem with margin on the mobile view. See Wikiversity:Template:Start tab for the correction. -- Dave Braunschweig (talk) 19:55, 9 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

done, thank you. Frietjes (talk) 16:40, 11 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

End tab?[edit]

First, the documentation for {{End tab}} is identical to that for {{Start tab}}. The lead of Template:End tab should be about that template, surely?
Second, does {{End tab}} have to include all the arguments contained in {{Start tab}}? If so, why? Surely the template itself is enough to close the session?
Thanks — Iadmctalk  15:27, 11 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Iadmc, yes, see the examples, they use the same arguments, hence the same documentation. Frietjes (talk) 15:23, 9 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. Makes sense now! — Iadmctalk  23:07, 9 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please de-confuse me. So {{End tab}} is a stand-alone template? Or is it a closer like we have with: {{Collapse top}} -- enveloped stuff -- {{Collapse bottom}}?

(only adding |} or so but the idea is there). Asked in an other way: when using {{Start tab}}, am I supposed to close anything in my code (a </div> maybe)? @Frietjes: -DePiep (talk) 20:43, 23 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DePiep, if you don't use |frame=, I believe you can use {{start tab}} at the top of the page without using {{end tab}} at the bottom of the page. if you use |frame=, then {{start tab}} will generate a couple page framing div tags, so you will want to close those at the bottom, and {{end tab}} close the div tags for you. in fact, {{end tab}} adds closing div tags even when there are no open div tags. but through the magic of smart web browsers and HTML tidy, these are probably cleaned up in a reasonable way. but, can cause strange output if there are divs enclosing the tabs. Frietjes (talk) 00:44, 24 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I still can't get it working[edit]

Once again, I am struggling to make this template work. I am missing the basic documentation, like:

per tab-n do enter:
|tab-n =
|link-n =
|freestyle-n = yes/no

Why is there no simple description:

param A: Here you shold enter a pagename
param B: Here you can enter free text

I still don't get where to enter a link (pagename) and where to enter free text. All interrelated parameters shoud disappear. This is template, not python encoding.

btw, doc is contradicting:

"Each tab needs a link attribute"
"When using the freeform attribute, the link attribute remains empty" -DePiep (talk) 21:27, 23 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

VisualEditor functionality[edit]

John Cummings has noticed that this template doesn't work well with VisualEditor (see this conversation). Would there be an easy fix for that? {{u|Sdkb}}talk 21:44, 1 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, to clarify, the issue is that when you try to use VE on the page it treats the whole page as a template and when you try and edit it with VE it just pops up as a box with wikicode in. John Cummings (talk) 21:48, 1 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I ran into this as well. The issue is that this template just opens a div/table and doesn't close it, so the border goes around all the content, but it means VE/Parsoid can't handle it. I think the "easy fix" is to just have the tabs at the top, but not use it around the entire page Legoktm (talk) 16:35, 16 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template-protected edit request on 29 May 2020[edit]

Please apply Special:Diff/827251205/959530996 to use {{yesno}} to check the boolean parameter |frame=. —⁠andrybak (talk) 08:17, 29 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done * Pppery * it has begun... 16:48, 29 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can't get th template to work[edit]

I tried implimenting this template on my user page but when you go to my talk page it breaks. The selected tab does not change colour but text is still bolded as normal. It works on some of my pages. βӪᑸᙥӴTalkContribs 19:20, 1 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bop34, in your subpage {{User:Bop34/header}}, the parameter |link-2= incorrectly links to User Talk:Bop34 instead of User talk:Bop34 – note the capitalization of "talk". —⁠andrybak (talk) 01:13, 2 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Andrybak, Wow thanks! It works now. βӪᑸᙥӴTalkContribs 01:29, 2 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Color of Tab Labels[edit]


Thanks for this template. I'm currently working on a grant for a new math education project on Wikiversity. We're trying to use this template, with some success and one major difficulty so far.

For the tab background colors in our project portal, we've used the two main logo colors. This works well because it makes the active and inactive tabs very easily distinguishable. Unfortunately, it appears there are no template parameters for customizing the tab label color.

In general, is there a recommended way that I could customize the CSS for our portal? Alternatively, would it be possible to create template parameters for the label color of active and inactive tabs, just as there are parameters for the background color of active and inactive tabs?

Thank you so much for any help!

--Greg at Higher Math Help (talk) 05:40, 21 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • I made adaptations of {{Start tab}} and {{Tab}} that support new parameters on label color, off label color, and off label color-n, which can be used in the same way as on tab color, off tab color, and off tab color-n.
  • I also included new HTML class attributes on-tab-label and off-tab-label that make it possible to apply custom CSS styling to the tab labels via the TemplateStyles extension. This makes it possible to target specific link states via CSS pseudo-classes like :hover (for example, to style or remove the underline that appears when a users hovers over a label).
  • The adapted templates are Eventmath start tab, Eventmath Tab, and Eventmath end tab, although changes made to {{End tab}} shouldn't be needed (I just stripped out the "Next page:" functionality to reduce complexity).
  • An example of the new features is live on Eventmath, a Wikiversity learning project. (I haven't tested the new features outside of this use case.)
  • I'm sharing here in case anyone with permission (maybe Pppery, Frietjes, or Legoktm) has an interest in incorporating these changes into the main templates.
--Greg at Higher Math Help (talk) 06:29, 22 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Disabling frame functionality on talk pages[edit]

Per discussion at Wikipedia talk:Good article nominations/Tab header, I intend to disable the "frame" functionality as it creates unbalanced wikitext and prevents the reply tool from working. The proposed change is currently in the sandbox, and it seems to work as expected in my testing. If people end up being mostly OK with this, I would eventually want to just disable the frame feature entirely, as it breaks normal VisualEditor too. Legoktm (talk) 06:45, 15 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

just as a note, it also causes some issues with mobile view. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 09:32, 15 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I support this change. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 12:11, 15 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support, thanks. -- RoySmith (talk) 14:45, 15 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done, I updated the documentation to reflect this change and discourage its usage on regular pages too. Legoktm (talk) 03:41, 18 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

For reference, this did break Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Articles for creation/header, which has been worked around for now. I started working on some code in the sandbox to fix this properly, by allowing frame usage when we can emit balanced wikitext, but the template code is getting messy that switching it to Lua first might be easier. Legoktm (talk) 09:05, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Standardize tab design[edit]

Just a thought, but wouldn't it be nice if the tab design was the same and standardized across the wiki? Having WikiProjects and various documentation pages all trying to implement their own designs makes the wiki seem really messy. Lectrician1 (talk) 03:47, 24 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]