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As of 18 December 2014 (2014-12-18)[ref]

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Not to be confused with Template:As of?.

Usage[edit]

The template {{as of}} is used to mark potentially dated statements, and will add an article to the appropriate hidden sub-category of Category:Articles containing potentially dated statements. This allows editors to catalogue statements that may become dated over time. The date used for a given statement should be the current date (for currently valid statements) or the date on which the cited reference was produced (for example, when using census data). Unlike the {{update after}} template, {{as of}} does not require the editor to give a full date. This template should not be substituted.

Note: This template MUST NOT be used in infoboxes which emit a microformat, as its emitted date markup will conflict with that.

This template does not generate a visible hyperlink in text where it is used.

Syntax[edit]

The template can be used in the following forms:

{{As of|year}}
{{As of|year|month}}
{{As of|year|month|day}}

Please do not use {{As of|{{CURRENTYEAR}}|{{CURRENTMONTH}}}} or similar; that defeats the point of the template.

Several additional named parameters can also be used (see below).

Parameters[edit]

Required

  • year (first parameter) – must be in full numerical format (yyyy)

Optional

  • month (second parameter) – full, abbreviated or numerical formats supported (mm recommended)
  • day (third parameter) – numerical format only, not included in link (dd)

Named

  • alt – optional; allows substitution of different wording and case for the visible text output; if present but no value defined, this parameter is ignored; if a value is defined, values for df and lc parameters are ignored
  • df – optional; allows use of American date format with df=US
  • lc – optional; gives lower case "as of date" when defined; recommended syntax is lc=y
  • url – optional; adds an inline external link (hidden by default) suggesting a webpage for future editors to check for updates to the statement; use the full URL with no spaces. See Wikipedia:As of for displaying links.

Examples[edit]

{{As of|2010}} – As of 2010
{{As of|2010|7}} – As of July 2010
{{As of|2010|7|5}} – As of 5 July 2010
{{As of|2010|4|1|alt=as of the [[2010 United States Census]]}} – as of the 2010 United States Census
{{As of|2010|7|5|df=US}} – As of July 5, 2010
{{As of|2010|7|5|lc=y}} – as of 5 July 2010
{{As of|2010|7|url=http://en.wikipedia.org/}} returns:
for logged in users, with links displayed (see Wikipedia:As of) – As of July 2010[ref]
for all other users – As of July 2010

TemplateData[edit]

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

As of

A template used to mark potentially dated statements, and will add an article to the appropriate hidden sub-category of Category:Articles containing potentially dated statements. This allows editors to catalogue statements that may become dated over time.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Auto value Status
Year 1 The year the statement is valid to. Must be in full numerical format (yyyy) number empty empty required
Month 2 The month the statement is valid to. Full, abbreviated or numerical formats supported (mm recommended) line empty empty optional
Day 3 The day the statement is valid to (not included in link). Numerical format only (dd) number empty empty optional
Alternate wording alt Use different wording for the visible text output; if set, values for 'Date format' (df) and 'Lower case' (lc) parameters are ignored line empty empty optional
Date format df Set to US to use U.S. date format (mdy) (default is dmy) line US empty optional
Lower case lc Specify y to use lower case line empty empty optional
URL url A URL for an inline external link (hidden by default) suggesting a webpage for future editors to check for updates to the statement; use the full URL with no spaces line empty empty optional

See also[edit]