Template:Dmbox

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This is the {{dmbox}} or disambiguation footer message box meta-template.

It is used to build disambiguation boxes, such as {{Disambiguation}}.

This template works similarly to {{ambox}} and mostly uses the same parameters. The main differences are that this box uses the disambiguation style and only has two "type" settings.

Usage

Simple usage example:

{{dmbox | text = Some text.}}


Complex example:

{{dmbox
| type      = setindex
| image     = {{nowrap| [[Image:Schooner.svg|30px]] [[Image:List gray.svg|30px]] }}
| textstyle = color: red; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal;
| text      = The message body text.
}}

Parameters

List of all parameters:

{{dmbox
| type  = disambig / setindex
| image = none / [[Image:Some image.svg|40px]]
| imageright = [[Image:Some image.svg|40px]]
| style = CSS values
| textstyle = CSS values
| text  = The message body text. 
| nocat = {{{nocat|}}} / true
}}

type

If no type parameter is given the template defaults to type disambig.
disambig = Makes it so the {{disambig editintro}} is displayed when editing a page with this template on. (Means that this template internally sets the CSS id "disambigbox". The id is used by the javascript in MediaWiki:Common.js to determine if a page is a disambiguation page or not.) And adds Category:All disambiguation pages and Category:All article disambiguation pages.
setindex = Does not trigger the {{disambig editintro}} when editing a page. (Because this instead sets the CSS id "setindexbox".) And adds Category:All set index articles.

nocat

true = Stops this template from categorizing. Useful for instance when only testing or demonstrating this template. Templates that use this template should forward nocat, so they too understand nocat. So always add this:
nocat = {{{nocat|}}}

image

No parameter = If no image parameter is given, the template uses the default disambig or setindex image, depending on the type parameter.
An image = Should be an image with usual wiki notation. 30px - 50px width are usually about right depending on the image height to width ratio. (But the message box can handle images of any size.) For example:
image = [[Image:Schooner.svg|30px]]
none = Means that no image is used.

imageright

No parameter = If no imageright parameter is given then no image is shown on the right side.
An image = Should be an image with usual wiki notation. 30px - 50px width are usually about right depending on the image height to width ratio. (But the message box can handle images of any size.) For example:
imageright = [[Image:Nuvola apps bookcase.png|40px]]
Anything = Any other object that you want to show on the right side.

style

Optional CSS values used by the entire message box table. Without quotation marks " " but with the ending semicolons ;. For example:
style = margin-bottom: 0.2em;

textstyle

Optional CSS values used by the text cell. For example:
textstyle = text-align: center;

text

The message body text. This message box has italic text as default, thus no need to manually set that.

Related pages

  • Wikipedia:Disambiguation
  • MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage – Should list all disambiguation message boxes, so that some automatic tools can know what pages are disambiguation pages. Now also has a separate list with all set index message boxes, so some tools can know what pages are set index articles.
  • {{Disambiguation}} – The generic disambiguation message box.