Praise for “Rumors”
- “Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!” --MikeyD (talk) 19:08, 9 July 2015 (PDT)
- By pushing what’s do-able in Abulafia, Rumors raises the bar and sets a great example for all us users … I've already learned a lot, just watching it take shape! -- another shameless plug from MikeyD (talk) 14:32, 16 July 2015 (PDT)
Awesome Stuff, Especially the Racial items. Borrowing to make a Crazy Uncle Chart.....Egyptoid
Questions & Answers
What is this page about?
Abulafia’s relatively gentle learning curve generally lets new users dive in and quickly get things done. A major plus is its ability to reference existing generators. But ironically enough, a big minus is the brittleness of that same referencing: when subtable names or contents change, unpredictable breakage occurs – and with the “what links here” feature shown to be unreliable, those making the changes cannot necessarily even know they’re breaking anything!
That being the case … this page prototypes a debugging template. It shows a possible form one might take:
- Listing all references, along with sample data, immediately exposes any disconnected references.
- “Quoting” each data sample helps identify stray leading/trailing spaces.
- Header links are clickable, so the debugger can quickly access those gens.
Case sensitivity! But note, it’s not Abulafia’s problem: the issue lies with mediawiki (or HTML) – references must use the same case as the filenames on the server.
Imagine a file named “Foo bar” contained a subtable you wanted to refer to.
Whether you called “Foo bar.main” or “Foo bar.Main” – Abulafia wouldn’t care.