Template:Tlx/doc

From Lunarpedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Template:WikipediaLink Template:- Template:Interwikitmp-grp


Template:TlxTemplate:Tlx

Purpose and naming: Mnemonically 'Template list expanded'... after Template:Tlx Template list'

  • 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 Template:Tl macro template -- a blue link nested in curly-braces-- the same as a user would apply the template without parameters, but with a noticably clearer font and spacing on most modern browsers.
  • Comparatively, Template:Tlx 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 Template:Tlx and Template:Tlx 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. Template:Tl -- which links to templates on Wikimedia Commons (The Commons).
  2. Template:Tl -- which links to templates on Meta
  3. Template:Tl -- which links to templates on Wikipedia

Documentation

{{Tlx/doc}} is a generalization of Template:Tlxw, Template:Tlxw, etcetera with arguably better readable output. This depends on the browser, but too narrow uses of "{", "|", "}" in conjunction with links can be hard to read. {{#ifeq:Tlx/doc|Tlx/doc||

Usage

{{Tlx/doc|template name}}
{{Tlx/doc|template name|param}}
{{Tlx/doc|template name|1|2|3}}
{{Tlx/doc|template name|1|2|3|more}}
{{Tlx/doc|template name|param=value}}

Up to three placeholders for parameters of the specified template}}

Examples

{{#ifeq:Lunarpedia|Wikipedia|| {{#ifeq:Lunarpedia|Meta||

Note
On the source sister projects, en.wikipedia and Meta, 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.

}}}}

Code Result Remark
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx  
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx  
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx  
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx  
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx up to 5 parameters, then ...
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx | for more
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx = won't work
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx = is okay
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx sticky nowiki is okay
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx empty won't work
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx   is okay
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx   is okay
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx | is okay
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx Template:Tlx is dubious
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx empty really doesn't work
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx two clobbers 2=one
Template:Tlx Template:Tlx right to left okay