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Property talk:P2096



media legend
qualifier to describe the media of the statement. This avoids legend storage in the local infobox when the media is defined at Wikidata. For the date, use P585 instead.
Representsdepiction (Q1166770)
Data typeMonolingual text
Template parameterfr:Template:Infobox Biographie2: "légende"
Domainimage file (note: this should be moved to the property statements)
Allowed values.{2,450}
Usage notesFor the date, use P585 instead.
According to this template: Ernst Peschl (Q103198): image (P18) "Hermann Weyl.jpg" → language: en + text: "Peschl to the right"
According to statements in the property:
Douglas Adams (Q42)A portrait photo of Douglas Adams
Basshunter (Q383541)Basshunter singing at a concert in Halmstad
When possible, data should only be stored as statements
Robot and gadget jobsDeltaBot does the following jobs: There is Pywikibot script which quickly moves most captions from statements to qualifiers.
Tracking: usageCategory:Pages using Wikidata property P2096 (Q26690098)
See alsoinscription (P1684), point in time (P585)
Proposal discussionProposal discussion
Current uses68,189
Scope is as qualifiers (Q54828449): the property must be used by specified way only (Help)
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P2096#scope, hourly updated report, SPARQL, SPARQL (new)
Format “.{2,450}: value must be formatted using this pattern (PCRE syntax). (Help)
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P2096#Format, SPARQL, SPARQL (new)
This property is being used by:

Please notify projects that use this property before big changes (renaming, deletion, merge with another property, etc.)


Ny svensk etikettEdit

@Averater, Esquilo: mfl. Den här propertyn har fått ett utökat användningsområde. Hur justerar vi etiketten på bästa sätt för att det ska se vettigt ut på svenska? -- Innocent bystander (talk) 10:39, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

@Innocent bystander: Beskrivning av media? Eller förklaring? Kanske Mediabeskrivning? --Averater (talk) 10:52, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
@Averater:   Utfört! "bildtext" står kvar som alias. -- Innocent bystander (talk) 12:46, 1 August 2016 (UTC)


Per Wikidata:Project chat#Caption for audio and video files it was decided to widen the scope of this property and also allow captions of audio files and videos. --Pasleim (talk) 11:22, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

"P18 on persons should show the person, so a legend isn't needed for that."Edit

What does that mean? Danrok (talk) 03:55, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

You are referring to the English description of this property. Well, if it is a picture of "John Doe", then the label "John Doe" probably does not make much sense. Better to write something like "John Doe at the Academy Award 2015". -- Innocent bystander (talk) 07:45, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
I've reverted that addition (made by Jura1) as it is misleading through being oversimplified and over generalised. Yes a label saying only "John Doe" is not useful, add more information as Innocent bystander notes. However, there are occasions when the only/best photo also includes other people so you need this property to say "John Doe (2nd from left), at the 1921 Fooian Convention", etc. Thryduulf (talk) 10:33, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
  • I'm sure this can be improved, but it's hard to do it in 70 characters (total field size is 250 characters)?
    --- Jura 10:39, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

Maintain content when the image is removed from the itemEdit

In my local wiki, if we have a picture of a headquarter for example, we add it to the item in wikidata and we remove the picture and its legend from the article because it shows up in the infobox with the added media legend. My question is, what if someone update the picture in the item? I understand that there is may be a better picture, but why do we lose the data saved in the media legend. Is there a way to be able to export it in Commons for example as a description or saved in an other place since it has been removed from local wikis because of redundancy with the infobox picture?--Helmoony (talk) 01:38, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

Is better validation possible?Edit

I just added media legend (P2096) in several languages to image (P18) on Princess Elisabeth of Belgium (Q830697) and noticed that, if I failed to specify the language, it wouldn't allow me to submit (obviously) but didn't indicate which instance was failing validation. Is it possible to make the failing value be outlined in red or something, with a rather more obvious indication of validation failure. — OwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 22:34, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

  • The legend you added seems entirely redundant.
    --- Jura 22:38, 2 May 2018 (UTC)


Hi all! Should in your opinion wikisyntax be allowed for this property (e.g. here) or not? In the latter case, it would be better to specify it somewhere. Bye, --Epìdosis 17:10, 14 June 2019 (UTC)

I’m unsure about italic, but internal links should definitely not appear in legends: it may work on one wiki (e.g. Wikipedia), but turns red on the other (e.g. Commons or Wikisource). —Tacsipacsi (talk) 23:19, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
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