Template:Miles-chains

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0 miles 0 chains (0 km)

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Converts distances measured in miles and chains to kilometres, linking to chain (length) without linking miles. This is to conform to WP:OVERLINK, which states that common units of length should not be linked. However, chains are not familiar to many readers, and therefore a link is provided.

This template is designed to mimic the function of the {{convert}} template, which is currently unable to make selective links.

If a wiki-link to chains is not required, or it is preferable to link to both miles and chains, {{convert}} can be used instead.

Usage[edit]

  • {{miles-chains|4|mi|72|chain|km}} produces 4 miles 72 chains (7.89 km)

Note that the parameters mi, chain and km are redundant in this template, but are provided to make conversion to the {{convert}} template easier if selective linking is ever implemented.

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