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regarding your deletion request, see my talk page --CirTap (talkcontribs)

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Hey E-builds, great idea on gathering form fields with parameters on the Developers page. I've been using H4 headings to separate different content on the landing pages in a navigational box like this:


Helps divide them and keeps them small. I'm also glad you were able to figure out the pages, trying to give them a bit of style, easy to find common pages, and easy to update the lists. Eventually, I hope Parameters and Form fields will need its own page, with Tutorials and FAQs like some of the others. You might have noticed Component Development, Module Development and the other 2 in the series of development with a similar look to the main developers page. Another eventually will be the version tagging of articles and the use of DPL to pull the info on lists using DPL calls. I hope all this makes it easier to find information on the wiki for developers. Take care, and thanks!

Tom Hutchison (talk) 19:12, 17 September 2012 (CDT)

Thanks, Tom. And the headings: great! I usually only do what I force through my time on the wiki and often leave things to be done (as indeed my ugly splitting is much better with your headings). Often I am also a bit scared of breaking possible guidelines.. Heh.. Generally I don't have much time and I update the wiki while I am developing a component (people actions) as a sort of thanks to the existing ones. So when I notice something that could have lowered my reading and searching time on the wiki, I try to improve it. But this, again, means that I often leave gaps and "leftovers" for someone else (such as the new article on server side validation is a perfect example (left a lot "TodO's" there)).

(No idea what DPL are and if I will have the time to learn and use them though.)

Thanks for those separate page links. I didn't notice them at all before. (It's a bit inconvenient, I think, to keep both pages up to date, but on the other hand it's probably too much info indeed to put them all on the one developers page. But then again, I've noticed that on the separate pages a lot of things could be simplified. E.g. linking all the 10 parts of multi-page article, I find a bit silly. ) Indeed, forms & parameters might once need their own pages, but well, I guess for now there isn't enough material for that.

Well, enough said already, I just wanted to make clear that once my component is finished you will suddenly not see me editing here anymore and that I am limited in time.

E-motiv (former E-builds) (talk) 04:24, 18 September 2012 (CDT)