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This needs to be repaired. The left-hand links are consistently placed below the article body in IE7. --Larry Sanger 13:56, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

Do you have the same issues at wikipedia ( ? Kim van der Linde 14:06, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

Nope. --Larry Sanger 14:16, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

Does this one User:Kim_van_der_Linde/Sandbox do the same? (I do not have IE7)Kim van der Linde 14:21, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

I have a probelm in that on every page this template appears on it messes up the defgault skin for wikipedia in my browser (Safari). I'm not sure what the problem is but history tabs et al are all displaced and the fonts are smaller. Chris Day (talk) 14:42, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

Well, I have the same problem in firefox. However, the code in User:Kim_van_der_Linde/Sandbox is exactly similar in wikipedia and if that causes the problem, I suggest that it is actually not the taxobox itself, but something with the side bar of mediawiki Kim van der Linde 14:44, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

For reference: Skin problem.jpg

I have the same problem.... But only on CZ, not WP. Kim van der Linde 14:48, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
I've seen this happen before but I can't remember where now. I think i solved the problem before by modifying the <div> and <span> components. I think the issue is one of them is seen by CZ to be open and not closed. This then has global effects on the page. Why CZ interprets the taxo box code differently I do not know. Chris Day (talk) 14:49, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

DiffViewIssue.gif Here it is as well, so that shows that the issues is somewhere else!!!!

Are you sure that picture was not due to me adding the random <div> and <span> elements above? Initially i forgot to place them in nowiki tags (this edit of mine cleared that problem you show above). Last time I saw it I fixed it pretty easily, but it was a far simpler template. Since this one is far more complicated it might be hard to track it down. Chris Day (talk) 14:57, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

It happened to me a few minutes ago on this page. (IE7) There are also other pages it happens on as well. I haven't notice if they all have taxoboxes on them. --Matt Innis (Talk) 15:03, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
Yep, Barnardius_zonarius. --Matt Innis (Talk) 15:05, 11 September 2007 (CDT)


Humm, does this solve it?Kim van der Linde 15:15, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

Yes, both taxobox and taxobox2 work fine now. So you just moved a </div> to a new location? Or something else? Chris Day (talk) 15:16, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
No, I moved a </div> tag, but I have to test whether it works now fine overall. Kim van der Linde 15:23, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
everything seems fineKim van der Linde 15:26, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
Good job. Did you write this template, you Identified the problem </div> so fast! Chris Day (talk) 15:30, 11 September 2007 (CDT)
No, but I am half a programmer. Kim van der Linde 15:34, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

For reference, Kim added a </div> somewhere amongst these edit. Chris Day (talk) 15:38, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

Problem is that a <div> tag needs to be closed with a </div> WITHIN its own #if statement. Kim van der Linde 15:41, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

All is good for me! Yeah! This has been happening for months.. thanks, Matt Innis (Talk) 15:51, 11 September 2007 (CDT).

.svg bug

A bug preventing .svg images from displaying is affecting this template, preventing the images displaying. I've found changing them to .png makes them reappear, e.g. here. John Stephenson 23:51, 12 October 2007 (CDT)

Hummm, I do not have an issue with the svg images, what browser are you using?Kim van der Linde 09:08, 13 October 2007 (CDT)
Saw the issue with Giant Panda File:Status iucn3.1 EN.svg, but other images do fine like: Status iucn3.1 LC.svg So, I am not sure what is actually happening here....Kim van der Linde 09:15, 13 October 2007 (CDT)
I'm using Firefox 2, but it occurs with IE as well. It seems that it's any .svg image that has been uploaded since the wiki upgrade. I have tried re-uploading the .svg images, which doesn't work. I've also found that they can't be deleted either! John Stephenson 00:07, 14 October 2007 (CDT)
No, because I uploaded those images as far as I know on the same day. Kim van der Linde 01:26, 14 October 2007 (CDT)

Wikipedia credit necessary for every use?

Does using this Wikipedia-sourced box, albeit in modified form, technically mean that we would have to check the 'contact is from Wikipedia' box on every article it's used for? John Stephenson 21:41, 29 October 2007 (CDT)

Excellent question, John. I suspect the answer is yes. If so, I'd prefer we didn't use it, i.e., we simply redesigned another one altogether. I think it needs work and rethinking, in any case. --Larry Sanger 22:09, 29 October 2007 (CDT)

I agree. In which case, it will have to be removed from all the articles. Actually, I think this sort of more technical information could go on a subpage in any case. As an experiment, I am going to try this for Giant Panda now. John Stephenson 02:45, 30 October 2007 (CDT)
To show this, see Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)/Catalogs. John Stephenson 03:18, 30 October 2007 (CDT)