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Problem with putting the background image in html[edit]

I am failed to upload the background image in html plse give me some exmaple to this problem and some theroy and also tell the html s best books name —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vikas royal king (discusscontribs) 09:03, 26 October 2012‎

Mars Book 1[edit]

I am having problems saving PDF file. I get invalid annotation error. Using Windows 7, IE 9.0.12 64Bit.

Status: Rendering process died with non zero code: 1[edit]

I've been trying to make a PDF version of Formal Logic for me to print and read offline, but I got this error. Does anyone know of a solution? Thanks. Kayau (talk · contribs) 18:29, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

@Kayau: It doesn't work indeed − User:Duplode/Collections/Formal Logic fails to render, and excluding pages from the book (hoping that the issue would be caused by some specific page) doesn't help. There seem to be reports of similar issues with all sorts of wiki pages ([1], [2]). In any case, I guess you'd better not bother with the Collection Generator for now − another of the known issues with it is that it can't render tables, which would wreck any Logic book. The one alternative I know of is Dirk Hünninger's offline renderer (usage information, and also installation instructions for Linux; SourceForge download page for the Windows version), which is a behemoth but gets the job done. To use it, you'd create a page transcluding all of the pages in the book (such as e.g. Haskell/Print version) and then run the renderer on that. --Duplode (discusscontribs) 00:02, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll try that. Kayau (talk · contribs) 04:14, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Problem with the "Edit top section" gadget, and a suggestion[edit]

The "Edit top section" gadget adds the "edit" link in the top left corner of the page (just before the title, which is not good-looking) although it is supposed to add it in the top right corner; as mentioned in the Preferences page. Besides, when using the Modern skin it gets even worse as the "edit" text doesn't appear due to its blue color matching that of the background. Any solution ?
By the way, I suggest adding a gadget which moves all section "edit" links to the right side, similar to the one at the English Wikipedia.
--SylerHaker (discusscontribs) 14:44, 31 July 2015 (UTC)


As of, apparently, sometime in the past few hours, gadgets that don't use ResourceLoader won't load. Or at least, ones that involve javascript and don't use ResourceLoader. Mostly that means adding "[ResourceLoader]" to the appropriate line in MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition; but, when you do that it doesn't take effect immediately, so afaict you just have to wait around for five or ten minutes before judging whether it worked. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 04:34, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

I've updated and migrated a number of the more common scripts to the new system. As for the rest, someone will need to take the legacy scripts on as a project to re-write them to comply with the new Resource Loader requirements, or we could simply remove them if they appear to not work anymore. I also made a note in each of the affected descriptions for gadgets that are now non-functional. --Az1568 (discusscontribs) 11:29, 15 August 2015 (UTC)