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Centering[edit]

The code currently used here is no longer displaying the QOTD in properly centered fashion. I have noticed this for the last two days now, but an admin will need to make any necessary revisions. ~ Kalki·· 13:44, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Sample 1[edit]

Quote of the day
Am I not a Man and a Brother, medallion modelled by William H. Hackwood, Wedgwood, Etruria, England, c. 1786, tinted stoneware - Brooklyn Museum - DSC09289.JPG  
Democracy says that the popular vote can take right away and once taken away the act is sanctioned and upheld by all laws, human and divine. I deny it. I say it is a wrong, however it is perpetuated. Why, mothers. What do you care how you are robbed of your babe? The question is not how it is done, the outrage is that it is done at all. No matter whether it is done by an individual or a conspiracy of many individuals in a community agreeing and concerting according to the forms of law. If the poor babe is torn from your heart, that is the unspeakable wrong. Not the manner in which it is perpetrated.
~ Owen Lovejoy ~
 
There is a page for each month where previous "Quotes of the Day" for each date are listed, and where registered users can make suggestions or rank suggestions for upcoming dates. The Quotes of the Year page and other archives contain more extensive listings of quotes that have already been used. See also the QOTD by month and email options.

I am not seeing the problem. Heading, quote, and author all appear centered as usual. Is there a specific code tweak that works better for you? ~ Ningauble (talk) 18:52, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
I do see the problem when I look at the Main Page - although I have no idea how to fix it. :-) ~ UDScott (talk) 20:06, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
I'm seeing the same problem; what are everyone's browsers? (Safari 6/Mac 10.8) I took a look at the code and couldn't immediately find where the problem was. Odd. EVula // talk // // 20:10, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
I am using Firefox on a PC. ~ UDScott (talk) 20:12, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
I have a theory about what is happening. The MediaWiki programmers have been experimenting with upgrading from HTML 4.01 to HTML 5. The Align and Valign attributes of the <td> element were supported but deprecated in HTML 4.01, and may not be supported any more. (I am using IE7 which tends to center table cell contents even without the attribute, by default – which has always been wrong.) Therefore, I tried moving the Center attribute from the <td> element to a <div>. Does the following "Sample 2" look any better in your browsers? ~ Ningauble (talk) 21:30, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
I think you're on to something, as I just noticed that {{quotation limit}} was no longer centering (as the template's author, I know for a fact that I wouldn't have had it left-aligned). Sure enough, the centering code was for the table itself; deleting that didn't make a difference, and adding a bit of CSS to achieve the centering [if an element has a defined width, you can just set the left and right margins to auto] got it to work again. EVula // talk // // 22:59, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
Independently of Ningauble's edits, I added a bit of code to {{Quote of the day}} to force the width; I noticed that long quotes worked just fine, but the shorter quotes didn't. That seems to have done the trick. (though I think Ningauble's would have as well) EVula // talk // // 22:50, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
Works for me. ~ Ningauble (talk) 15:19, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Sample 2[edit]

Quote of the day
Am I not a Man and a Brother, medallion modelled by William H. Hackwood, Wedgwood, Etruria, England, c. 1786, tinted stoneware - Brooklyn Museum - DSC09289.JPG  
Democracy says that the popular vote can take right away and once taken away the act is sanctioned and upheld by all laws, human and divine. I deny it. I say it is a wrong, however it is perpetuated. Why, mothers. What do you care how you are robbed of your babe? The question is not how it is done, the outrage is that it is done at all. No matter whether it is done by an individual or a conspiracy of many individuals in a community agreeing and concerting according to the forms of law. If the poor babe is torn from your heart, that is the unspeakable wrong. Not the manner in which it is perpetrated.
~ Owen Lovejoy ~
 
There is a page for each month where previous "Quotes of the Day" for each date are listed, and where registered users can make suggestions or rank suggestions for upcoming dates. The Quotes of the Year page and other archives contain more extensive listings of quotes that have already been used. See also the QOTD by month and email options.