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{{Tlb}}

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Usage[change source]

This template is a {{tl}}-style template-link tag that boldfaces the template name, and accepts parameters. It's the same as {{tlx}} except that it boldfaces the name of the template and uses Wikipedia's default font instead of a non-proptional, monospaced font, as used by the variant {{tlxb}} (which is more commonly used because it has that <code>-style monospaced look). Its main use is in highlighting to distinguish between multiple templates with similar names, on projectpages, in talk page discussions, and for nesting an example of a template-link call inside another template-link call that has already applied the <code>...</code> markup.

Examples[change source]

Code Result Remark
{{tlb|abc}} {{abc}}
{{tlb|abc|parm1|parm2}} {{abc|parm1|parm2}}
{{tlb|abc|parm1|parm2{{=}}foo}} {{abc|parm1|parm2=foo}} Equal signs need to be escaped using {{=}}.
{{tlb}} {{Tlb}} This actually substitutes the current page name. Useful as a self-reference; won't be linked.

The rest of the documentation is for {{tlx}}, which works the same way.



{{tlx|template|first parameter|second|third|fourth|fifth|sixth|seventh|eight|ninth}}{{template|first parameter|second|third|fourth|fifth|sixth|seventh|eight|ninth}}

Purpose and naming: Mnemonically 'Template link expanded'... after {{tl}} Template link'

  • This template takes another template-name and some associated pipe-tricked (numbered) parameters (or 'pass parameters'), and aggregates them into an 'example demonstration' of how the template-name template might be used. It's primary use is in instruction and documentation such as this passage.
  • Up to five pass parameters (numbered) for the specified template are displayed as 'placeholders', and more parameters are shown as "|...", for details see the this talk page.

  • If given no additional parameters except  'template name' ({{{1}}}),  it presents the same as the similar {{Tl}} macro template -- a blue link nested in curly-braces-- the same as a user would apply the template without parameters, but with a noticeably clearer font and spacing on most modern browsers.
  • {{Tl|Tl}} display compared to {{Tlx|Tl}}: (Tl: {{Tlx}} versus Tlx: {{Tl}})
  • Comparatively, {{Tl}} will not take or display additional parameters, and for minor technical reasons, may preferred for mere listing and referencing in long pages involving a lot of template expansions1.
  • Additionally, Tlx will take a 'named' parameter 'SISTER' to link interwiki to other sister projects such as one of these examples: '|SISTER=W:', 'Tlx|SISTER=M:', 'Tlx|SISTER=Q:', 'Tlx|SISTER=S:', allowing documentation or discourse about a template across interwiki boundaries. Small 'front end' Shell or convience templates {{Tlxw}} and {{Tlxm}} are typing-aid templates available at Meta for automatic substitution in discussions about templates on Wikipedia or Meta.

This usage also applies to interwiki capable template variations
  1. {{Tlxc}} -- which links to templates on Wikimedia Commons (The Commons).
  2. {{Tlxm}} -- which links to templates on Meta
  3. {{Tlxw}} -- which links to templates on Wikipedia

Documentation[change source]

{{Tlb}} is a generalization of {{Tl|x}}, {{Tlp|x|y}}, et cetera with arguably better readable output. This depends on the browser, but too narrow uses of "{", "|", "}" in conjunction with links can be hard to read.

Usage

{{Tlb

Examples[change source]

Code Result Remark
{{Tlx|x0}} {{x0}}  
{{Tlx|x1|one}} {{x1|one}}  
{{Tlx|x2|one|two}} {{x2|one|two}}  
{{Tlx|x3|1|2|3}} {{x3|1|2|3}}  
{{Tlx|x4|1|2|3|4}} {{x4|1|2|3|4}} up to 5 parameters, then ...
{{Tlx|x4|1|2|3&#124;4}} {{x4|1|2|3|4}} &#124; for more
{{Tlx|x1|x=u}} {{x1}} = won't work
{{Tlx|x1|x&#61;u}} {{x1|x=u}} &#61; is okay
{{Tlx|x1|<nowiki>x=u</nowiki>}} {{x1|x=u}} sticky nowiki is okay
{{Tlx|x2| |two}} {{x2|two}} empty won't work
{{Tlx|x2|&#32;|two}} {{x2| |two}} &#32; is okay
{{Tlx|x2|&nbsp;|two}} {{x2| |two}} &nbsp; is okay
{{Tlx|x2| &#124; two}} {{x2| | two}} &#124; is okay
{{Tlx|x2| {{!}} two}} {{x2| | two}} {{!}} is dubious
{{Tlx|x2|2=|3=two}} {{x2|two}} empty really doesn't work
{{Tlx|x2|2=one|two}} {{x2|two}} two clobbers 2=one
{{Tlx|x2|3=two|2=one}} {{x2|one|two}} right to left okay