Extension talk:Genealogy

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This board is for discussion the Genealogy extension or anything related to it.

Don't forget that you should lodge any bug reports or feature requests on Phabricator, rather than here! (Unless you can't be bothered, in which case here is fine.)

Iakov Davydov (talkcontribs)

When I generate a tree, I get some strange empty nodes (more details here).

Any suggestions why this might be the case?

The relevant part of the template looks like this (but in another language):

!style="vertical-align:top; text-align:right"| Parents:
|{{#if: {{{parent1|}}} | {{#genealogy:parent | {{{parent1}}} }} }}<!--
-->{{#if: {{{parent2|}}} | <br />{{#genealogy:parent | {{{parent2}}} }} }}<!--
-->{{#if: {{{parent3|}}} | <br />{{#genealogy:parent | {{{parent3}}} }} }}
Iakov Davydov (talkcontribs)

In fact it seems that the problem is non-Latin alphabet. If all the names are in Cyrillic, some weird loops are created. More details here.

Reply to "Empty nodes in the tree"

Is this extension compatible with Mediawiki 1.34?

Nicholaslue (talkcontribs)

It's not showing up under my installed extensions.

Samwilson (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)

Moving things to Mermaid, which is included in Mediawiki now and works (unlike Graphviz) would be a good. It would also offload rendering to the client, an important consideration for busy wikis.

Samwilson (talkcontribs)

Mermaid support is now available. Use the format=mermaid for the tree parser function.

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Robin Patterson (talkcontribs)

Please give us a link to the wiki on which this extension is said to be working.

Samwilson (talkcontribs)

It's running on https://archives.org.au — I only haven't put it in this page yet because it's a bit of a shambles at the moment! I'm still investigating the best way to do things, and at the same time am importing info from WeRelate (where I used to add stuff).

But feel free to have a crack at it there! You can register with the dreadfully secret word 'preservation'. :)

Robin Patterson (talkcontribs)

OK, I found three, via Wikiapiary. One obviously genealogy in USA, the other two clearly linked to Sam in Australia but only one having much genealogy in it. https://freo.org.au/wiki/User:Samwilson is Sam's user page on the one seeming to have least genealogy, but it does have a 3-month-old "People" category with potential for genealogy probably related to Template:Person. Site is currently very short of "Help" pages. Onwards and upwards, Sam!

Robin Patterson (talkcontribs)

Oops, I started drafting the above before Sam's reply. I wonder whether the apparent lack of "preview" means one cannot see potential edit conflicts??? Good work, Sam.

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Robin Patterson (talkcontribs)

Genealogists are interested in half-siblings (and who each one's parents were) as well as full siblings. That requires some way of indicating children by different partners. Familypedia, using semantic extensions, has http://familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Siblings.(which is a shortcut to a longer pagename). (It lists partners of the father by default; it needs a parameter added if only the mother's page lists the children; and it needs a repetition with different parameters if there were half-siblings from both parents.) Example article at http://familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/Heather_Campbell_(1911-2004) ~~~~

Samwilson (talkcontribs)

This is a very good idea. At the moment it lists full and half siblings alongside each other and doesn't distinguish between them at all. However, with the addition of some more variables that can be used in Template:Person/list-item it should be reasonably easy to mention the parents (in parentheses, say) along with each sibling, if they differ.

I'll look in to adding this.

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Dan Koehl (talkcontribs)

Will look more closer into this! ~~~~

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