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Tlb


Explanation

This template is a copy of {{tlxb}} except that it uses normal text instead of non-proportional, monospaced text:

Code Result Remark
{{tlb|Template name}} {{Template name}}
{{tlb|Template name|parm1|parm2}} {{Template name|parm1|parm2}}
{{tlb|Template name|parm1|parm2{{=}}foo}} {{Template name|parm1|parm2=foo}} Equal signs need to be escaped using {{=}}.
{{tlb}} {{[[Template:Tlb|]]}} This actually substitutes the current page name. Useful as a self-reference; won't be linked.
{{tlb|SISTER=m:|3x}} {{3x}} Link to page on another wiki.

I.e., it's a {{tl}}-style template-link tag that boldfaces the template name, and accepts parameters. It's main use is in distinguishing between multiple templates with similar names, in documentation, talk page discussions, etc.

The rest of the documentation is for {{tlx}}, which works the same way (although it doesn't currently behave sanely when no parameters are given; use {{tlu}} instead).

[edit] [purge] Template-info.svg Template documentation

This '{{tlx}}' template documentation is transcluded for all Tlx family templates (Tlx, Tlxc, Tlxm, Tlxw) [edit].Masterpage  


{{tlx|template|first parameter|second|third|...}}{{template|first parameter|second|third|fourth|...}}

Purpose and naming: Mnemonically 'Template list expanded'... after {{tl}} 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. Its 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 noticably 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

{{Tlb}} is a generalization of {{tl|x}}, {{tlp|x|y}}, 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.

Usage

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Examples

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
{{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|4}} {{x4|1|2|3|4}} | for more
{{tlx|x1|x=u}} {{x1}} = won't work
{{tlx|x1|x=u}} {{x1|x=u}} = 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
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