Editing NonUS Index Pages

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This index lists the countries of Naval Covers that are related to non-U.S. ships or locations.
 
Basic Page Structure
 

An entry for the Non-U.S. index page is contained on a single line starting with "...". There are two types of entries:

  1. Entries with an active link
    The country's name is a link that takes you to the page for that country. An entry should only provide an active link if there is an actual page already created for that country or if the country's page will be created immediately after the entry is added to the index page. Entries with an active link use the following template:
    <tr><td> [[PAGE_NAME | COUNTRY NAME ]] </td></tr>
    
  2. Entries with an inactive link
    The country's name is not a link (ie, it is not clickable). Entries with an inactive link use the following template:
    <tr><td><!-- [[PAGE_NAME | --> COUNTRY NAME <!-- ]] --> </td></tr>
    

Where:

"[[PAGE_NAME | COUNTRY NAME]]" is a link to the page that contains the information for the country. "PAGE_NAME" is the name of the page for the given country and should have the form: "Country_<Country Name>". For example, the page name for Great Britain is "Country_Great_Britain".

"COUNTRY NAME" is the name of the country and will be used as the link's label (ie, how the link will appear when displayed on the page). For example, [[Country_Great_Britain | Great Britain]] is a link to a page named Country_Great_Britain but in the index page the link looks like "Great Britain".
 
Notice the difference between the two templates. The "inactive link" template has portions commented out using HTML comments (starts with a "<!--" and ends with a "-->"). There are two sections within the template that are commented out: "[[PAGE_NAME |" and "]]".
 
How to convert an existing inactive link entry into an active link entry
 
All you have to do is remove the HTML comment tags.

  1. Remove the comment start tag ("<!--") before "[[PAGE_NAME |"
  2. Remove the comment end tag ("-->") after "[[PAGE_NAME |"
  3. Remove the comment start tag ("<!--") before "]]"
  4. Remove the comment end tag ("-->") after "]]"

For example, convert:
 
<tr><td><!-- [[Country_Great_Britain | --> Great Britain <!-- ]] --> </td></tr>

to:

<tr><td> [[Country_Great_Britain | Great Britain ]] </td></tr>
 
If you need to create the page for a new country, copy the Non-U.S. Page Template.
 
Don't forget to preview the page before saving it and please add a short description of the change in the Summary text box just above the Save / Show buttons at the bottom of the page. A short description would be something like "activated link for Great Britain".
 
How to add a new "inactive link" entry
 
If you just want to add a country's name but not create the actual page for that country, then you need to use the "inactive link" template (see above) to create an entry with an inactive link. Copy the template and paste it in the correct location. Then replace "PAGE_NAME" and "COUNTRY NAME" with appropriate values. For example:
 
<tr><td><!-- [[Country_Great_Britain | --> Great Britain <!-- ]] --> </td></tr>
 
Don't forget to preview the page before saving it and please add a short description of the change in the Summary text box just above the Save / Show buttons at the bottom of the page. A short description would be something like "added entry for Great Britain".
 
How to add a new "active link" entry
 
If you want to add the name of a country that already has its own page or if you want to add a new country and then create its page immediately after, then you need to use the "active link" template (see above) to create an entry with an active link. Copy the template and paste it in the correct location. Then replace "PAGE_NAME" and "COUNTRY NAME" with appropriate values. For example:
 
<tr><td> [[Country_Great_Britain | Great Britain ]] </td></tr>
 
If you need to create the page for a new country, copy the Non-U.S. Page Template.
 
Finally...
 
Don't forget to preview the page before saving it and please add a short description of the change in the Summary text box just above the Save / Show buttons at the bottom of the page. A short description would be something like "added entry for Great Britain".
 
To see some examples, just look at how the current entries are coded. If you have questions or run into trouble, contact the Curator for help. You can always Cancel an editing session using the "Cancel" link just to the right of the "Show changes" button at the bottom of the editor screen. For general editing help, see the article on How To Edit Pages.

 


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