Module talk:CR

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Please use the module indirectly via Template:CR. Using the module directly is more likely to break in the future.

Bug Reports[edit source]

  • lookup=Effects returns the heading "6. Spells, Abilities, and Effects" rather than rule 609, "Effects". Affected page: Effects
  • lookup=Prevention Effects extends to the next heading (same bug as above). Affected page: Prevention Effect

To-do list (coding changes to the module)[edit source]

  • Allow title-based lookups to be case independent. At the moment, lookup=Creatures works, but lookup=creatures does not.
  • Build a list of common names for rules that are not titled as such in the CR, but which would be accepted by the module.
    • For example, the module might allow {{CR|lookup=Legend Rule}}, despite no title in the CR named "Legend Rule", and use an internal list of such faux-titles to equate that lookup with the correct index (in this case, at the moment, 704.5k).
  • Look into a means of allowing lookups for the General titles without using indices. The TOC output appends the title of the section, but this doesn't currently work on input.

External rule references ("see rule...")[edit source]

Have references to other rules ("see rule DDD.Da") link to the other rule, or provide a tooltip summary of it, for ease of understanding. For example, the Emperor rules are 809, but references 801, 804 and 104, and no easy way to navigate in the wiki to those pages. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MidnightLightning (talkcontribs).

It's something I've thought about in the past. I don't think it can be as simple as linking to another page, because there's no guarantee such a page exists. Even if we built redirects for every numeric codepoint in the CR, that would be very heavy maintenance (and very silly in a lot of cases). Tooltips, though, are a maybe, via CR.only. I'll give others a chance to weigh in first, but I expect we can have this running in short order. --Corveroth (talk) 23:31, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Visual styling requests[edit source]

Feel free to use this heading to contribute and debate any suggestions or requests for alterations to the visual style of output from the module.

701.5 Counter[edit source]

I just found this: I think on Keyword action#Rules the "701.5. Counter" part should link to Counter (keyword action) instead of Counter. --Psion1C (talk) 15:22, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Good point. I will see if I can dig through the code and find how these links are created. - Yandere Sliver H09 symbol.png 23:27, 26 September 2018 (UTC)
The module just guesses that any line in the rules that's shorter than five words is actually a title, rather than meaningful rules text, and it attempts to turn that line into a link to an article of the same name. (This works out just fine on the article in question, because a self-referential link gets bolded instead.) There's not a really good way to code the module to identify the difference from context, aside from shoving a one-time exception into mostly unrelated code specifically for this.
However, I have an alternate proposal. In the CR, the subjects in question appear as: 121. Counters (the markers), "701.5. Counter" (the keyword action). Should the article for the markers be pluralized, sacrificing some consistency with general wiki practices in exchange for consistency with the CR and within Module:CR? --Corveroth (talk) 00:22, 27 September 2018 (UTC)
I just noticed that counters links to counter (marker). We could make counter the article for the keyword action and create an article named counter (disambiguation) for the disambiguation page. We did that in other cases as well so that would be consistent with our wiki practices.
This way the CR would actually always link to the proper page and we would not need to change much. - Yandere Sliver H09 symbol.png 01:43, 27 September 2018 (UTC)
I moved the respective pages. Counter is now about counterspells, Counters links to Counter (marker), and Counter (disambiguation) is the disambiguation page. The CR links are now looking always at the correct article. - Yandere Sliver H09 symbol.png 17:35, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Under consideration[edit source]

  • Linking key phrases within the transcluded text - key words like "trample" and rules titles like "end step".
  • Replacing {W}, {1}, {S}, etc with their symbols
    • Why: Looks pretty.
    • Why not: The official CR documents use the text representations of those symbols. I want both an honest quote and to reinforce that those representations are canonical.
  • Adding a way to specify multiple rules that are printed in the same rulebox for use-cases like Untap#Untap_symbol --Hanmac (talk) 15:23, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
    • Why should two separate rules occupy the same box, rather than be separate quotes? Is it simply due to the space taken by the extra title, padding, margin? Corveroth (talk) 18:42, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Mobile update[edit source]

At long long last, the rules modules are now readable on mobile. In the process, other things may have broken or look odd. Please keep an eye out for any issues, and check out the new hotness on your phone or tablet! --Corveroth (talk) 07:30, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Pre-release content[edit source]

I'm open to ideas on how to handle, if at all, rules text for mechanics for which the CR has not yet been updated. I don't really want to lean on educated guesses from the community, but I wish there was something we could offer for the pre-release. --Corveroth (talk) 07:36, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Glossary Glitches[edit source]

For the following 3 terms the Glossary glitches out:

- Yandere Sliver H09 symbol.png 01:52, 27 September 2018 (UTC)