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==Alternative format to what's currently in the article==
 
==Alternative format to what's currently in the article==
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===Alternative strategy and instructions===
  
{| style="text-align:left; width:100%; border:1px solid #666666;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="8"  
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|- style="background-color:#eeeeee;"  
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{| style="text-align:left; width:100%; border:1px solid #666666;" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="8"
! Link (by company)||Profile= ''name''||Elements extended
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|- valign="top"
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| style="background-color:#eeeeee;" | <big>'''Instructions for adding to this list'''</big>
|[[Softimage XSI extensions]]||XSI||
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# Add a link for your company in the "Extensions by company" list (below). Format it as "''companyname productname'' extensions"; for example:
*<camera>
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#:  [[Softimage XSI extensions]]
*<COLLADA>
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# Add the link also in the "Profile names" section by the name specified in <technique profile="''yourprofilename''">; for example:
*<image>
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#: XSI; see [[Softimage XSI extensions]]  
*<light>
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# Add the link also under each relevant element in "Extensions by COLLADA element".
*<node>
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# Save this article.
|- valign="top"
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# Click one of your new links to create your article. Tips:
|[[Companyname Product extensions]]||ABC||
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#*Use [[Softimage XSI extensions]] as a model.
*<camera>
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#*Put <nowiki>[[Category:Extensions]]</nowiki> at the end of the article.
*<COLLADA>
 
*<image>
 
 
|}
 
|}
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====Extensions by company====
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*[[Softimage XSI extensions]]
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*(add similar items in alpha order)
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====Extensions by profile name====
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*XSI; see [[Softimage XSI extensions]]
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====Extensions by COLLADA element====
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* <camera>
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** [[Softimage XSI extensions]]
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* <COLLADA>
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** [[Softimage XSI extensions]]
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* <image>
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** [[Softimage XSI extensions]]
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* <light>
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** [[Softimage XSI extensions]]
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* <node>
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** [[Softimage XSI extensions]]
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===Comparisons===
 
===Comparisons===
Current article format:
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Format shown above:
 
* Pro: If there are a lot of companies registering extensions, will make it easier to find extensions by each of the different categories.
 
* Pro: If there are a lot of companies registering extensions, will make it easier to find extensions by each of the different categories.
 
* Con: Same link appears in multiple places, so takes longer to insert a new one and harder to maintain.
 
* Con: Same link appears in multiple places, so takes longer to insert a new one and harder to maintain.
  
Table shown above:
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Current article format:
 
* Pro: Link in only one place, so faster and easier to insert new one and to maintain list
 
* Pro: Link in only one place, so faster and easier to insert new one and to maintain list
 
* Con: Table is arranged only by company name, so if there are a lot of companies with extensions, it's harder to view the list of profile names and of extensions by element.
 
* Con: Table is arranged only by company name, so if there are a lot of companies with extensions, it's harder to view the list of profile names and of extensions by element.

Revision as of 02:18, 13 May 2007

Alternative format to what's currently in the article

Alternative strategy and instructions


Instructions for adding to this list
  1. Add a link for your company in the "Extensions by company" list (below). Format it as "companyname productname extensions"; for example:
    Softimage XSI extensions
  2. Add the link also in the "Profile names" section by the name specified in <technique profile="yourprofilename">; for example:
    XSI; see Softimage XSI extensions
  3. Add the link also under each relevant element in "Extensions by COLLADA element".
  4. Save this article.
  5. Click one of your new links to create your article. Tips:

Extensions by company

Extensions by profile name

Extensions by COLLADA element


Comparisons

Format shown above:

  • Pro: If there are a lot of companies registering extensions, will make it easier to find extensions by each of the different categories.
  • Con: Same link appears in multiple places, so takes longer to insert a new one and harder to maintain.

Current article format:

  • Pro: Link in only one place, so faster and easier to insert new one and to maintain list
  • Con: Table is arranged only by company name, so if there are a lot of companies with extensions, it's harder to view the list of profile names and of extensions by element.

Votes and comments

Which do you prefer, and why??

  • Current article format (3 separate sections)
    • Because blah. signherewithfourtildes
  • Format shown above
    • Because blah. signherewithfourtildes

Elf 19:00, 12 May 2007 (PDT)