Template:Tlp

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{{tlp|...}}

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This is the {{tlp}} (template link with parameters) template.

It can be used in documentation and talk page discussions to show how a template name would be used in code.

Here is how this template looks. Code to the left and actual rendering to the right:

{{tlp|name|parameters}} = {{name|parameters}}

Features of {{tlp}}:

  • It shows a template name with a link to that template.
  • It shows up to eight parameters.
  • It also shows empty parameters. (See examples below.)
  • It prevents line wraps in its output.
  • It uses normal text style. ({{tlx}}, for instance, uses <code>...</code> text style.)

This template belongs to a whole family of similar templates. See the see also section below for some of them. For instance, when writing documentation you might want to avoid a lot of unnecessary links, since it decreases readability – i.e. on the first occurrence of a template name, use {{tl}}, {{tlp}} or {{Tlx}} and thereafter use {{tlf}}, {{tlc}} or {{tld}}.

Examples

Code Output Comments
{{tlp}} {{tlp|...}} Shows its own syntax.
{{tlp|name}} {{name}}
{{tlp|name|first}} {{name|first}}
{{tlp|name|first|last}} {{name|first|last}}
{{tlp|name|a|b|c|d|e|f|g|h|i|j}} {{name|a|b|c|d|e|f|g|h}} Shows up to eight parameters. The rest are dropped.
{{tlp|name||three|four}} {{name||three|four}} Also shows empty parameters.
{{tlp|name||three|}} {{name||three|}} Even shows empty parameters that come at the end.
{{tlp|name|first=a|last=b}} {{name}} Equal signs are a problem, but there are a couple ways to fix:
{{tlp|name|2=first=a|3=last=b}} {{name|first=a|last=b}} Use numbered parameters to fix it. Here, parameter "|2=" is assigned the string "first=a". Start with #2, since "name" is already in the "|1=" slot. Note that all subsequent parameters after a numbered parameter must also be numbered.
{{tlp|name|first{{=}}a|last{{=}}b}} {{name|first=a|last=b}} Or, simply use, "{{=}}", the equal-sign template, to "escape" the symbol.
{{tlp|name|2=1=a|3=2=b}} {{name|1=a|2=b}} Both techniques also work with numbered positional parameters (e.g.: "|1=", "|2=").
{{tlp|name|2=1=a|last{{=}}b}} {{name|last=b}} The named parameter ("|last=") clobbered the prior one ("|2="). Again, all subsequent parameters after a numbered parameter must also be numbered...
{{tlp|name|2=1=a|3=last=b}} {{name|1=a|last=b}} ... but that's easy to fix, by adding the position number ("|3=") to the last parameter.

See also

General-purpose formatting

  • 1 {{tlg}} is the most general, allowing any combination of text style and/or link style options.
  • 2 Prevents wrapping of text by placing it inside <span class="nowrap">...</span> tags.
  • 3 Uses monospace font but not <code>...</code>.
  • 4 Allows links to templates in any namespace.

Other formatting templates

Code example Effect Notes
{{tl2|Hatnote|lang=fr}} {{hatnote}} Supports linking to sister projects (e.g., fr:Hatnote)
{{tlu|User:Ahunt/SSHFS}} {{User:Ahunt/SSHFS}} Supports linking to any namespace
{{xpd|Hatnote|Some hatnote text}} "{{hatnote|Some hatnote text}}" gives "
Some hatnote text
" [1]
Shows code, example and a link to expand the template code

With utility links

Code example Effect
{{lts|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote(edit talk links history)
{{t links|Hatnote}} Hatnote (edit · talk · history · links · /subpages · /doc · /doc edit · /sbox · /sbox diff · /test · Module:hatnote)
{{tfd links|Hatnote}}
Template:Hatnote (edit · talk · history · links · logs · delete)
{{tiw|Hatnote}} Template:hatnote (backlinks edit)
{{tltt|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}}
{{tetl|Hatnote}} {{ Hatnote }}
links talk view
{{Tlsetl|Hatnote}} {{ subst:Hatnote }}
 links talk view
{{ti|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (talk · links · edit)
{{tic|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (talk links edit)
{{tiw|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (backlinks edit)
{{tlt|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}} (talk)
{{ttl|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}} (t/l)
{{Twlh|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (links, talk)