Talk:Thomas Tallis

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Automating Thomas Tallis page

A proposed automation can be found at User:Bcjohnston523/Automating Thomas Tallis. Interested to know what you think, positive or negative. Barry Johnston, Bcjohnston523 (talk) 04:30, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Barry, you did a very good job there! It's just a pity that DPL isn't able to align all columns equally spaced. —Carlos (talk) 04:16, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, Carlos! I have since added sortmethod=sortkey, so that an entry like A new commandment is alphabetized under N. I have included all entries in my test page, which brings up some questions:
  • Should works entries generated by dpl appear in italics?
  • In order to automate "Contrafacta" I had to create a new category, Which I called "Category:Contrafactum", the singular (mostly following the Wikipedia page). Should this page have been in the plural?
  • How should we deal with references, such as "*Procul recedant somnia - see Te lucis ante terminum"? Such do not appear in the alphabetized dpl list.
  • There are three "works" currently in the Sacred Music in Latin list, that do not have pages, they are not links. I am not sure what these are?
  • Larger works are not included yet in the automation, so they would have to be managed manually.
According to the dpl manual, columns can be equally spaced by defining a table class in Common.css (I don't know if that exists in this wiki).
Should I continue to improve this (for example, to include larger works in automation), or rather pursue improvements to the SortWorks template? (see the forum discussion.) In any case, I need to wait a while to see what other users think. Barry Johnston, Bcjohnston523 (talk) 16:32, 7 January 2016 (UTC)