Template talk:Canvas snippet

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Initial thoughts

Yeah, variables are dependencies in the form of required symbols, i.e. the root group, the name of the canvas, styling or placements. The script section should probably accept a syntaxhighlight section as parameter. And, I'd probably use "contributors" (plural) and show that next to the screen shot/code snippet. The note could be optional and would contain other relevant information. The image itself would be a normal thumbnail with its alt etc set already ? variables/names can probably be unified by supporting a symbols tag ? Canvas dimensions (or background color) does indeed make sense because some things have inherent placement/coloring assumptions - so maybe something like "environment" instead for both (NxN, black). Thanks so far - I'll see if I can easily turn the old table into the template now.--Hooray (talk) 17:33, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

I am considering skipping at least a visible table. Also the headings are probably redundant to all users capable of editing Nasal.
I took the liberty of conglomerating all the dependencies (variables, names, canvas size and color etc.) into one parameter, dependencies, and to not use the {{note}} template more than necessary (it will be easier to find the important stuff if it is not used all that much). It seems such a section is used on most of the snippets anyway.
It seems that, logically as well from the present snippets, a screenshot is nearly mandatory, so I made a missing one a bit more obvious.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 23:10, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Now, that's looking really cool - but looking at the markup, it's obviously not as straightforward to use anymore - maybe we should introduce another template to hide all the table markup and just keep usage really simple ? Otherwise, people will be easily as to where to add new stuff...--Hooray (talk) 03:25, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
Do you mean like when adding stuff to this template? Did not think of that at all. Using a subtemplate to hide the template markup will make that much easier. Good idea.
Johan G (Talk | contribs) 15:24, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Syntax highlighting problems

The use of the <syntaxhighlight> tag cannot be used in a template. Instead {{#tag:syntaxhighlight|...}} should be used - see the new {{collapsible script}} template for an example. I'll change this template to demonstrate the fix.

Bugman (talk) 12:09, 16 October 2015 (EDT)

you just solved a long-standing mystery, thank you! --Hooray (talk) 12:29, 16 October 2015 (EDT)
No problems! Bugman (talk) 12:34, 16 October 2015 (EDT)