https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=63168

            Bug ID: 63168
           Summary: Correct template output
           Product: MediaWiki extensions
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Unprioritized
         Component: GWToolset
          Assignee: wikibugs-l@lists.wikimedia.org
          Reporter: d_ent...@yahoo.com
                CC: bawolff...@gmail.com, d_ent...@yahoo.com,
                    mtrac...@member.fsf.org
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Output. -- If outputting {{artwork}}, please include the standard fields in the
standard order, even if some of them are empty. eg:

{{Artwork
|artist            =
|title             =
|description       =
|date              =
|medium            =
|dimensions        =
|institution       =
|location          =
|references        =
|object history    =
|credit line       =
|inscriptions      =
|notes             =
|accession number  =
|source            =
|permission        =
|other_versions    =
}}

& further fields have their standard places in the order; which pretty much
corresponds to the sequence they are output in, *not* alphabetical order.

This is important, because WikiCommons is not a "write once" medium -- pages
are there to be easily edited and updated, by humans.

It is useful to have all the basic fields in place, even if they are not
populated, because it makes it so much easier to fill something in later -- for
example, in my case, to move some of the 'description' back into the 'title';
or to add references; or transcriptions of inscriptions; or other versions,
already on the Wiki.

The empty fields also help to give the edit page order and structure when you
look at it; otherwise it can get messy and harder to process, if the
'description' and 'source' fields are allowed to dominate, which can get quite
long and free-form.

And please keep the fields in the standard order above, so that experienced
editors know exactly where to expect to look for particular information, and
where to edit it.

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