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Re: Template limits and server loads

From: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 21:29:19 +0200
Message-ID: <CABc02_Je4GKTKq1kRFMz_3AhEYcuXjzLh6YBgVuAijLASvkkVA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Taylor Costello <nottaylorcostello@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org
Every template value that features a table is going to use lots of
instances of this template.
This might be a bug in MediaWiki, or intentional behavior, but this is how
it is.


On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 8:20 PM, Taylor Costello <
nottaylorcostello@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone!
> I've noticed on some pages, people are using Template:! when they don't
> need to. Please keep in mind that if you don't need to use the piping
> template, then don't, it's usually only needed if the coding is clashing
> with the wiki markup, otherwise just using wiki markup should work fine.
> Try testing wiki markup before resorting to the template (by using the
> preview button). Most wikis have template limits, and once you go over
> them, any page with Template:! on it is going to break and be sorted into a
> bad category via MediaWiki, it also goops up the servers and causes a very
> heavy load.
> Of course, if our wiki (Docs) has no template limits, this doesn't really
> matter, but using a template when you don't need to still causes a lot
> of unnecessary load.
> *Try wiki markup first, use work-around templates second.*
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