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Template:Tlx

Basic use

(Note: In the following examples, ellipses (groups of three dots) indicate where parameters have been omitted.)

{{tlxTemplate:\sandbox|tlx|Template|first parameter|second parameter|third|...|tenth}} produces: {{tlxTemplate:\sandbox|Template|first parameter|second parameter|third|...|tenth}}

Where parameters might contain one or more equals-signs ("="), replace each equals-sign with Template:Tlf:

{{tlxTemplate:\sandbox|tlx|Template|first{{=}}something|second|third{{=}}something|...|tenth}} produces: {{tlxTemplate:\sandbox|Template|firstTemplate:=something|second|thirdTemplate:=something|...|tenth}}

For more than ten parameters, possibly also containing equals-signs, use Template:Tag thus:

{{tlxTemplate:\sandbox|tlx|Template|<nowiki>''first''|''second''|''third=something''|...|''999th''</nowiki>}} produces: {{tlxTemplate:\sandbox|Template|first|second|third=something|...|999th}}

Purpose and naming

Mnemonically, "[t]emplate [l]ink e[x]panded" (after {{tl}}, "[t]emplate [l]ink").

This template allows an example of calling a template, accompanied by one or more parameters, to be displayed without also causing the template to be called.

Up to ten of the template's parameters (numbered or nowiki-keywords) may be displayed as placeholders, while more than over 10 parameters can be displayed using a coded vertical-bar (as in "Template:Small..."). A keyword parameter can be used with equals code &#61; or {{=}} or in nowiki-text: "Template:Tag" or all parameters as a string in "Template:Tag" tags; see Examples at bottom. For more details, see this talk page.

Exceptions

If the intended template lists numerous parameters, then perhaps this template should really not be used, and just hardcode the usage with Template:TagTemplate:Tag. For example:

Template:Tag.

If a vertical display, with parameters on their own lines, is desired, this can also be laid out manually in this manner, or more rapidly done with Template:Tag.

Parameters

Template:Tlf will also not take nor display additional parameters.
Named parameters

|subst=

Setting this parameter to any non-blank value will prefix the string subst: linked to Help:Substitution. This is useful to indicate when a template should be substituted. For example, {{tlxTemplate:\sandbox|tlx|Welcome|3=subst=Y}} produces: {{tlxTemplate:\sandbox|Welcome|subst=Y}}. This is similar to the action of the {{tlxTemplate:\sandbox|tlxs}} template: {{tlxTemplate:\sandbox|tlxs|Welcome}} produces: Template:Tlxs.

|SISTER=

For an interwiki link to other sister projects, such as: |SISTER=M: (Meta), |SISTER=Q: (WikiQuote), |SISTER=S: (WikiSource), etc, facilitating interwiki template documentation and/or discussion.

|LANG=

For a link to Wikipedias in other languages, such as: |LANG=de: (German), |LANG=sv: (Swedish), etc, facilitating cross-language template documentation and/or discussion.

Documentation

{{Tlx}} is a generalization of {{tl}}, {{tlp}} etc., with output that is arguably more legible. This depends on the browser, but narrow gaps between characters such as "Template:Thinsp{Template:Thinsp", "Template:Thinsp|Template:Thinsp", "Template:Thinsp}Template:Thinsp" and links can be hard to read when not monospaced (and hard to click on; for uses like {{!}}, see {{tlw}}, which makes the click target bigger).

Usage

{{tlx|Templatename}}
{{tlx|Templatename|param}}
{{tlx|Templatename|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10}}
{{tlx|Templatename|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10&#124;more}}
{{tlx|Templatename|param&#61;value}}

There are up to 10 placeholders for parameters of the specified template.

Examples

Note
At the en.wikipedia and Meta sites, X0, X1, X2, ... X9 are sandbox templates for experimentation on involved templates that need be in template space. An auto-cleansing software facility exists that might be used to duplicate the facility on other sister projects.

Template:Aligned table

Unlimited parameters as one Template:Tag string
{{tlxTemplate:\sandbox|tlx|convert|<nowiki>14|m|ftin|abbr=out|sp=us</nowiki>}}

See also

  • {{tlxb}}, a version of Template:Tlf where the template name is shown in bold.
    {{tlb}}, a version of Template:Tlf where the template name is shown in bold.
  • {{temt}}, a version of Template:Tlf that handles templates whose names include "Template:" and pages outside the Template: namespace that are treated as templates.
  • {{para}}, for the presentation of template parameters and values (e.g. |paraname=val, |another=).

Template-linking templates

Template:Template-linking templates