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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

TOCstyle - and the "leader" code.Edit

In response to an issue with the D.P model in TOCstyle, I'd forked the code into an /experimental version Module:TOCstyle/experimental which I'd then used to implement a sandbox version of the main template Template:TOCstyle/sandbox, which attempted to use a templatestyle stylesheet Template:TOCstyle/TOCstyle.css to cut down on the sheer amount of inline code generated.

It's limited to a . leader, and fails currently to allow for the other types of leader that might be encountered, or indeed leaders which would be more than a single character (a limitation of the original template.). The commented out rule in the stylesheet, was based on a proposed specification for adding leader support in HTML/CSS which was still draft and thus not implemented in major browsers yet.

I don't feel confident in working with this further (given certain recent events), but before deleting it figured I would ask someone technically competent for a second view.

ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 18:54, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't think I have the know-how needed to deal with this thing, it's too mysterious to me. Generally, I find dot leaders to just be too much hassle to be worth the effort. Perhaps if CSS leader properties become standardised it would be nice, but all the workarounds I know of just don't feel productive to me.
Note, you will not be able to have parameterised leader characters with TemplateStyle CSS, so that would still need to be inline (how D?P is right now). I would not hold your breath for parameterisable TS CSS, it sounds like a technical minefield to me. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 19:29, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
I have my doubts about D?P as well, given the 'bloat' that occurs. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:32, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

United States Statutes at Large/Volume 33/Fifty-Eighth Congress/Treaties and ConventionsEdit

Hi Inductiveload. I've just noticed your edits on the Treaties & Conventions page of US Statutes at Large Vol. 33. I may be missing something, but the List of Treaties & Conventions is here in Part 1 of Volume 33, or the full index of both parts of Vol. 33 is here at the end of Part 2. No list of treaties as per your edit exists within the body of the text where you have placed it, so my inclination would be to delete it. Please let me have your thoughts. Thanks. CharlesSpencer (talk) 12:39, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

So clearly I missed there was an "original" list of treaties was in a separate volume! D'oh!
However, it's quite tricky to lay that out hierarchically without either the "fake" aux TOC, or a repeated transclusion of the Volume 1 TOC at United States Statutes at Large/Volume 33/Fifty-Eighth Congress/Treaties and Conventions. Looks like the proclamations are all on one page, but I'm not sure piling over 200 pages comprising nearly 30 separate sections onto a single page is going to work (and if you did do that, it would still need the TOC to be accessible, as well as anchors and redirects for incoming links to individual treaties). Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 13:01, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Transactions of the Royal Asiatic SocietyEdit


You may (or may not) be interested that I found a much better scan of File:Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society - Volume 1.djvu (and 2 and 3), so I built new DjVus (with OCR) and set up basic indexes for them.

Since you set up the first volume I thought you might want to know (and if not, I apologise for the noise). --Xover (talk) 19:40, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Nice! That is much better! Cheers, Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 12:24, 23 May 2020 (UTC)


Original message revision for continuity of discussion:

Thank you for your message. I looked at the installation page and what you wrote. It is so complicated that I do not think there is any chance I would be able to use it. I would be more likely to break my device. I am so uninformed that I was under the impression that bots ran from the WMF's toolserver computers. I apologise for wasting your time. James500 (talk) 19:17, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
What you're comfortable with is of course up to you. You are right in that many bots do indeed run from the Toolserver as then they can run continuously and/or provide Web frontends like ia-upload. But many "ad hoc" bots can just run on your own computer.
Another thought occurs: you could ask at bot requests if a bot operator is willing to help. But it probably would need approval too, since adding the text layers that already exist in the DjVu is not, as far as I know, a previously approved bit activity. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 20:31, 27 May 2020 (UTC)