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Works with template - usage


Question: How am I supposed to be using the works with template? In my JavaScript examples, I've put "{{works with|JavaScript|1.6}}" so far, since in my opinion, the language version gives more information than in which implementations it works. Should I change it, or is it all right to use it that way? (at the moment, only Firefox supports anything >1.5, as far as I know [of web browser implementations, that is]). ~FireFly tc 14:42, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

In this case you should use it when you use features of JavaScript 1.6 that aren't compatible with JavaScript 1.5 and lower. You should also use it if you use a specific third-party library or even a special compiler that might accept different syntax. --Mwn3d 16:10, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Ah, yes, that makes sense. Thanks for the information. ~FireFly tc 20:01, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
That template is primarily for showing that an example depends on something. It started out as a set of different templates for compiler, interpreter, language, platform and operating system versions, but trying to cleanly classify things on those grounds is a contentious and muddy matter. It boils down to identifying a set of requirements so that when someone says, "Hey, this doesn't work for me," it's easier to identify why. (Your HTML+CSS Quine example would be a good place, for example, to show that it works with Opera, Firefox and Safari.) --Michael Mol 17:46, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Yes, didn't think of it when I added the HTML+CSS one :P, added it now. ~FireFly tc 20:01, 30 January 2010 (UTC)