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Why do templates break my table of contents???508:12, 24 October 2014

Why do templates break my table of contents???

By including themselves as a heading and then messing up the nesting of all the subsequent headings? :( No one will probably read this but the search tool in WE rarely finds me anything useful, sigh.

HamishC (talk)15:34, 22 October 2014

Do you have an example?

Jim Tittsler (talk)19:31, 22 October 2014

Whoah! Thanks for the reply Jim. I wasn't expecting someone to find my talk thread on my page. :):)

On this page here, the case study template comes up on the ToC but not the example template:

There doesn't seem to be anything in the markup I can see which sets it one way or the other?

HamishC (talk)11:00, 23 October 2014

I had poked around last night and realized you meant the Pedagogical Templates, and noticed the Template:Example in particular. You've encountered a long standing bug in how those templates were built. I made a change to the Example template to prevent it from appearing in the table of contents by default, and it seemed to fix the problem for the pages I checked. I'll have to go through and change the other 25+ Pedagogical Templates. I've just done Template:Case study so the page you cited should look better.

You can still force a Pedagogical Template to appear in the table of contents by using the TOCdepth=n parameter to each template (where n is the desired level in the ToC).

Thanks for the report.

Jim Tittsler (talk)12:01, 23 October 2014

Brilliant! Thanks Jim. I've just noticed the activity template does it too... :) Example below.

Love that script too btw,cheers!

HamishC (talk)08:12, 24 October 2014

By the way, for searching I find that Google Search tends to be more effective than the standard Mediawiki search. If you add the line:


to your user Javascript page it will add a Google search box to each page where you can use the standard Google advanced search operators to narrow down a search.

Jim Tittsler (talk)12:07, 23 October 2014