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Welcome to the Assistance reading room where Wikibookians help each other solve problems encountered while contributing to books or otherwise taking part in the Wikibooks community.

Origin of material query?[edit source]

@Tdkehoe: @Leaderboard: Speech-Language Pathology/Stuttering/Childhood Stuttering/Auditory Processing

This page appears to contain direct html anchors/links typically of the form <a href="foo.shtml#bar">link_text</a> or <a name="foo">bar</a>, which is indcative of material which was created externally to a wiki and imported.

If someone's dontated this material from an external website then all is well, but it would be nice if this was more clearly documented.

Oh and if anyone is good at cleaning up donated material, pages like this could do with some renovation. ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 17:11, 4 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

You might be interested to see this: Wikibooks:Requests for deletion/Stuttering which now Speech-Language Pathology/Stuttering. It explains its origins. I think the best thing for it is probably some cleanup. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 21:07, 4 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

How to mark material for revision (or as having been revised upto a certain date)[edit source]

Canadian Trade-mark Law/Trade-marks

The underlying legislation to which this Wikibook page was amended since the page was written or last updated.

Although with this specific page the issue is to do with a 'legal' statute that's been revised, techniques and knowledge in other professions are also subject to revision, such as clinical guidance in Medicine and psychiatry, or technical standards used in engineering (in light of new findings).

Is there a convention on Wikibooks for how to mark a page as needing to be revised or which has been revised up to a certain date? ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 18:03, 4 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

See the templates at Wikibooks:Templates/Maintenance, for example {{Outdated}}. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 21:10, 4 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

How to debug / remove deprecated math tags?[edit source]

Hello, my (draft) page User:Davjam2/Numbers has recently been flagged as using a deprecated format of the math tags. I presume this is the same issue as flagged on Wikipedia pages? I've checked all of my math markup, but can't find any examples of the "deprecated syntax". Is there some method to determine what it's complaining about? Thanks Davjam2 (discusscontribs) 08:53, 7 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

It seems to me that <math>\mathbb{C}</math> is causing the problem. Something about the \mathbb caused the error. But I'm at a loss to why this is the case. Maybe some sort of bug?
Looking at the Wikipedia table at w:Category:Pages that use a deprecated format of the math tags it seems to be the correct syntax, as it states that \Bbb has been superseded by \mathbb; \Bbb also causes this error. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 09:24, 7 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you - looking [here] it seems other expressions using <math>\mathbb{C}</math> are giving false errors. I guess I just wait until it's fixed? Davjam2 (discusscontribs) 13:26, 7 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yes maybe it will be fixed in the near future. Apparently using <math>\Complex</math> is a workaround. (it creates the same error). I think I might import the Wikipedia category page, as it may perplex people. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 14:47, 7 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]