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The website HTML, generated Wikipedia content and the Javascripts of Wikipedia define hundreds of classes and IDs. The use of most of them is not clearly explained or described anywhere. Most of these classes and IDs are used for styling using CSS and identify parts of the page that this styling should apply to. They can also be used to make manipulations to the webpages using Javascript and some have additional semantic meaning and are used by external parties.

This page is an attempt to catalogue and describe the most used and most important classes and IDs used on this wiki.

Before getting started[edit]

There are many intricacies about Cascading Style Sheets and Javascript, way too many to discuss all of them here. Some important points however:

  • Classes are defined in the HTML document (generated by the server or by Javascript). They are used as selectors in CSS stylesheets.
  • Learn to use the browser inspectors of Firefox, lE, Chrome or Safari to inspect the webpages.
  • By default much of the CSS and Javascript resources are processed for efficiency. Append ?debug=true or &debug=true to the URL to make them more readable when inspecting.
  • For styling to apply there are two concepts that are important
    Load order 
    Things defined later have priority and thus override things defined 'earlier'. We will try to give an overview of load order, later on.
    Specificity 
    If load order is failing you when applying your styling, you should know that more complex selectors take priority over order of definition. This is called specificity.
  • Using !important is generally bad. Use different forms of specificity instead.

This might seem complex if you just want to make some changes for your own user account, but don't be fooled it IS complex. If you haven't read the above linked documents, you probably should not be trying to change styling, rename classes, or write your own scripts.

Stylesheets and JavaScript[edit]

Note: try searching through git for the core skin CSS/JS (eg. Go to /skins/Vector/ and /skins/MonoBook/ and /core.git/resources/src/mediawiki.skinningfor the current default/global sets).

The following table is really outdated since MediaWiki 1.17. One way to look at the core CSS and JS files is to install Firebug, load any Wikipedia page with ?debug=true URL parameter (this will separate different CSS files, prevent minification and preserve comments), then in Firebug switch to "CSS" tab, select CSS file and click "Edit". Another way is to look at these files at SVN; note that some JS files already migrated to /resources.

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Only available to logged in users.
  2. ^ a b c d Can be disabled via preferences.

Page/action specific[edit]

Several types of MediaWiki pages, actions, and preferences load conditional stylesheets and javascript, to reduce the burden of unnecessary script loading.

User group specific[edit]

Special stylesheets and javascript are loaded for some user groups.

LocalSettings specific[edit]

Certain site settings result in loading of specific styles and scripts. Most of these do not apply to the English wikipedia.

Browser specific[edit]

  • Internet Explorer, KHTML and older versions of Opera are a bit more buggy than other popular browsers, and needs some additional CSS and JavaScript to work around some of its bugs.
Note that these are loaded sometimes via IE <!--[if]--> comment syntax, and sometimes via CSS, and sometimes via Javascript.

Classes[edit]

We often add the name of a template or MediaWiki message itself as a class name in the code of the template or message. This allows users to style the message, and it allows future skinning of the message in the global CSS files. Please do not document such class names here, unless they are actually used in some CSS or JavaScript file, since there are (or at least should be) literally thousands of such class names.

class description in CSS¹ in HTML¹
accountcreator-show Makes the red "Group notice" and "Page notice" editnotice links visible to accountcreators. Only use this for very short items, since some browsers show hidden items to all users. MediaWiki:Group-accountcreator.css {{editnotice load}}
:active A CSS pseudo-class. See the W3 standard. monobook/main.css (screen, projection) N/A
active Used on the active tab button (monobook). monobook/main.css (screen, projection) skins/MonoBook.php
allpagesredirect Redirect in the listings of Special:Allpages and Special:Prefixindex. MediaWiki:Common.css includes/specials/SpecialAllpages.php
ambox, ambox-* Article message box template styles.
See also mbox-text etc. below.
MediaWiki:Common.css, MediaWiki:Print.css (hidden when printed from articles) {{ambox}} meta-template that is used to create most article message boxes.
autocomment Used for the section bits in edit summaries, i.e. the part between /* and */ on watchlist and rc pages. common/shared.css includes/Linker.php
autonumber Class used in the interface for external links includes/parser/Parser.php
autosigned Class used to format automatic signatures {{Unsigned}}
boilerplate (deprecated) Another template class
dmbox, dmbox-* Disambig and set index message box styles.
See also mbox-text etc. below.
MediaWiki:Common.css {{dmbox}} meta-template that is used to create most disambig and set index message boxes.
catlinks Category links normally at the bottom of the page. includes/Skin.php
center Emulates <center> functionality monobook/main.css includes/Linker.php
citation Marks a full citation. MediaWiki:Common.css {{Citation}}
cleanup (Deprecated) Used on some cleanup templates MediaWiki:Common.css
cmbox, cmbox-* Category message box template styles.
See also mbox-text etc. below.
MediaWiki:Common.css {{cmbox}} meta-template that is used to create most category message boxes.
collapsible, collapsed, autocollapse, innercollapse/outercollapse Allows tables to be expanded and collapsed using associated javascript. See Help:Collapsing MediaWiki:Common.js {{navbox}}
collapseButton Applied to the spans containing the show/hide links created by the CollapsibleTables javascript. MediaWiki:Common.css, MediaWiki:Common.js {{navbox}}
comment Edit summaries on watchlist and rc pages. monobook/main.css (screen, projection) includes/Linker.php
dablink Used to mark disambiguation links at the top of pages. MediaWiki:Print.css (hidden when printed from articles) {{dablink}}
dangerousLink Used on Image pages to not have dangerous file types display previews.  ? includes/ImagePage.php
def Used in the allmessagestable, Special:Allmessages (System messages) monobook/main.css (screen, projection) includes/specials/SpecialAllmessages.php
diff, diff-addedline, diff-context, diff-deletedline, diff-ntitle, diff-otitle, diffchange Used by the diff view common/commonPrint.css, common/diff.css, MediaWiki:Monobook.css skin on diff view, includes/normal/RandomTest.php
disputed (Deprecated) A cleanup class.  ?
editlink Class to mark an Edit link for use in templates. MediaWiki:Print.css (hidden when printed) {{ed right}}, {{ed2}}, {{ed}}
error Marks up errors MediaWiki:Monobook.css (only defined for paragraph elements), monobook/main.css (line 278) includes/Math.php, {{db-t3}}, ...
editHelp Interface section  ? includes/EditPage.php
editOptions Used in the div surrounding the minor edit and watch this page checkboxes. monobook/main.css, includes/EditPage.php
editsection Class used in the interface for section [edit] links common/commonPrint.css (hidden when printed) includes/Linker.php
edittools-text Prevents the static edittools from flashing before the compact edittools is loaded. MediaWiki:Common.js/edit.js MediaWiki:Edittools
external Class used in the interface for external links monobook/main.css (screen, projection) includes/Linker.php
extiw Used for Interwiki links. monobook/main.css (screen, projection) includes/Linker.php
expansion (Deprecated) A type of cleanup class  ?
div.fmbox-warning, mw-warning-with-logexcerpt, mw-cascadeprotectedwarning Pink {{fmbox}} warning style for div based system warning notices. The interface renders a div with one of the "mw-…" classes around messages like MediaWiki:Protectedpagewarning. MediaWiki:Common.css MediaWiki:Editingold, includes/EditPage.php
firstHeading Used on the title of the page, e.g. "Wikipedia:Catalogue of CSS classes" monobook/main.css (screen, projection) skins/MonoBook.php
floatright, floatleft, floatnone Used to float something to the right/left of the page (or not float it at all) monobook/main.css (screen, protection)
common/commonPrint.css (print)
includes/Linker.php
free Used in the interface for external links includes/parser/Parser.php
hlist Renders lists in horizontal style MediaWiki:Common.css, MediaWiki:Common.js/IEFixes.js {{flatlist}}
hwrap Allow wrapping of list items in hlist (defaults to nowrap) MediaWiki:Common.css
image Interface class used for links to images.  ? includes/Linker.php
imbox, imbox-* Image pages message box template styles.
See also mbox-text etc. below.
MediaWiki:Common.css {{imbox}} meta-template that is used to create most image message boxes.
interwiki-xx Interface class used for interlanguage links in the page margin for language with code xx. includes/SkinTemplate.php
infobox Formatting for article infoboxes MediaWiki:Common.css Infoboxes
internal Used in the interface on "Edit summary" and the question mark by the minor edit checkbox links, and in the links in the copyright statement(to the GFDL and Wikipedia:Copyrights).  ? includes/Parser.php, languages/Language.php, includes/Linker.php
IPA Font-selection fixes for Windows, for IPA MediaWiki:Common.js/IEFixes.js {{IPA}}
ltr and rtl Set in HTML body element. ltr = Page text goes "Left To Right" like now. rtl = Text goes "Right To Left", like in the Arabic Wikipedia. body
magnify The two "magnify" rectangles in the caption of a thumb'ed image (magnify-clip.png) common/shared.css, monobook/main.css, common/commonPrint.css (print) Linker.php (line 675)
mbox-inside Tag for templates that might contain mboxes like {{imbox}} and {{tmbox}}. So that mboxes can detect that they are inside and adapt their margins accordingly. MediaWiki:Common.css {{information}}, {{WikiProjectBanners}} and {{WikiProjectBannerShell}} should have this class.
mbox-text, mbox-image, mbox-imageright, mbox-empty-cell Used in <td> and <th> elements inside message boxes. See Wikipedia:Ambox CSS classes. MediaWiki:Common.css {{ambox}}, {{tmbox}}, {{imbox}}, {{cmbox}}, {{ombox}}, {{fmbox}} and {{dmbox}} meta-templates that are used to build most message boxes.
mediawiki Set in HTML body element, to identify pages generated by MediaWiki. as of 31533 this should appear in all skins
merge (Deprecated) A cleanup class. MediaWiki:Common.css
messagebox (Deprecated) Used on some Template messageboxes, sensibly enough. MediaWiki:Common.css
metadata Used to mark elements in articles that are considered not to be part of the proper content of the article. These are annotations, maintenance templates, navigation links, media controls etc. These elements are often filtered out of 'alternative' views of the content, like CD-ROM editions, bookprint, webpage print, mobile views etc. MediaWiki:Print.css (hidden when printed from articles) {{dmbox}}, {{Catfd}}, {{tfd}}, {{ambox}}
minor Used for the "m" marking minor edits. monobook/main.css includes/specials/SpecialContributions.php
mufi Forces fonts used for Medieval Unicode Font Initiative (discussion) MediaWiki:Common.css {{mufi}}
mw-headline The headline in a heading (without the "[edit]" link)  ? includes/Linker.php
mw-headline-number The headline number, if auto-numbering the section headings (a user preference) is enabled includes/parser/Parser.php
mw-hidden-cats-hidden "Hidden categories" with preference "Show hidden categories" off common/shared.css includes/Skin.php
mw-hidden-cats-ns-shown "Hidden categories" in the Category namespace includes/Skin.php
mw-hidden-cats-user-shown "Hidden categories" with preference "Show hidden categories" on includes/Skin.php
mw-tag-markers Tags of the Edit filter MediaWiki:Common.css
namespacesettings Interface section on Recent Changes page  ? includes/specials/SpecialRecentchanges.php
namespaceselector Part of the Recent Chages page  ? includes/GlobalFunctions.php
navbar v•d•e links in navboxes and other templates MediaWiki:Common.css {{navbar}}
navbox, navbox-* Navigational boxes MediaWiki:Common.css {{navbox}}
NavFrame, NavHead, NavPic, NavContent Used by the experimental Dynamic Navigation Bars code (See Wikipedia:NavFrame) MediaWiki:Monobook.js {{hidden}}, {{hidden begin}}, ({{hidden end}})
new The redlink class; used on internal links to pages that do not have any undeleted history. monobook/main.css (screen, projection), common/commonPrint.css (print) includes/Linker.php, includes/Skin.php, languages/Language.php
Used in the allmessagestable, Special:Allmessages (System messages) monobook/main.css (screen, projection) includes/specials/SpecialAllmessages.php
newpage The "N" used for new pages on watchlist, etc. monobook/main.css (screen, projection) includes/ChangesList.php
noarticletext See MediaWiki:Noarticletext. monobook/main.css (screen, projection) includes/Article.php
nonumtoc Hides automatic numbering on the table of contents (in combination with explicitly stating __TOC__ or __FORCETOC__ MediaWiki:Common.css Articles
noprint Hides content when printed. But for most usage, see metadata above instead. common/commonPrint.css, MediaWiki:Print.css (hidden when printed) {{ed right}}, {{ed2}}, {{ed}}, {{edit}}, {{Shortcut}}, and others.
notice (Deprecated) Style for "notices"? Used to be used in {{disambig}} etc. MediaWiki:Common.css
nounderlines Disables underlines on links who are children of this element (original request) MediaWiki:Common.css Articles
nourlexpansion When printing only print the title of the link and not the link itself. (replaces "plainlinksneverexpand") MediaWiki:Print.css
nowrap Generic no-wrap class. MediaWiki:Common.css
nowraplinks Prevents line wraps inside links, but allows word wraps between the links and in normal text. Useful for instance for long link lists. MediaWiki:Common.css {{nowraplinks}}, {{nowraplinks end}}, {{navbox}}
ns--1, ns-0 - ns-101 Set in HTML body element. Shows which namespace the page is in. ns-0 (main), ns-1 (Talk) and so on. "ns--1" is used on all "Special:" pages. See Wikipedia:Namespace#Enumeration. includes/Skin.php
ns-talk, ns-subject, ns-special Set in HTML body element. Shows which namespace the page is in. "ns-talk" = all talk pages. "ns-subject" = all non-talk pages, such as articles, "Wikipedia:", "Image:" and so on. "ns-special" = all "Special:" pages (see Special:SpecialPages). See also Wikipedia:Namespace.
ombox, ombox-* Other pages message box template styles.
See also mbox-text etc. above.
MediaWiki:Common.css {{ombox}} meta-template that is used to create most other pages message boxes.
orig Used in the allmessagestable, Special:Allmessages (System messages) monobook/main.css (screen, projection) includes/specials/SpecialAllmessages.php
page-Pagename Each page has its own name as a class in the body tag. Formed by the pagename with spaces and colons replaced by underscores, and prefixed by "page-". Like this page's body has the class "page-Wikipedia_Catalogue_of_CSS_classes" in its body tag. includes/Skin.php
pBody Used all-around on the various body-like pieces of the interface, including personal tools, sidebar, and tabs. monobook/main.css skins/MonoBook.php
persondata biographical metadata {{Persondata}}
plainlinks Disables the external link arrow common/shared.css {{Catfd}}, {{tfd}}, and many other places.
plainlinks2 Changes the color of external links to en: to the internal links color. MediaWiki:Monobook.css
plainlinksneverexpand (Deprecated) Replaced with "plainlinks nourlexpansion"
plainrowheaders Changes the font style of table row headers that have the scope="row" tag applied. MediaWiki:Common.css
portlet Used on the tab buttons, and the left navigation columns (in monobook) MediaWiki:Monobook.css skins/MonoBook.php, config/index.php
prettytable (Deprecated) Predecessor of wikitable. No longer works.
printfooter Used to mark the footer of the page in the interface.  ? includes/Skin.php
protected (Deprecated) Used on some templates that go on protected pages.  ?
rcoptions Interface section on Recent Changes page  ? includes/specials/SpecialRecentchanges.php
redirect-in-category redirect in the list of members, on a category page MediaWiki:Common.css includes/CategoryPage.php
redirectText Span around the link on a redirect page monobook/main.css, MediaWiki:Vector.css includes/Article.php
reference The class is assigned to the reference note links occurring within the article text and generated by Cite.php. MediaWiki:Common.css MediaWiki:Cite reference link
reference-accessdate Some (not all as of 2008-06-08) citation templates wrap the "Retrieved on date" in this class, so it can be hidden in CSS optionally or by default.
references, reflist, refbegin These classes are assigned to the ordered list of reference notes generated by Cite.php, and to the {{Reflist}} and {{Refbegin}} templates. MediaWiki:Common.css MediaWiki:Cite references prefix, MediaWiki:Cite references suffix, {{Reflist}}, {{Refbegin}}
references-column-count, references-column-count-n, references-column-width Assigned to reference lists with columns {{Reflist}}, {{Refbegin}}
references-small (Deprecated) For small-font references in articles (in any format, not only Cite.php). To be used where the per article consensus demands smaller font for the references. (original discussion) MediaWiki:Common.css {{Reflist}}, {{Refbegin}} or manually assigned by editors with <div class="references-small">…</div>
rimage (Deprecated) Less useful equivalent of floatright monobook/main.css, common/commonPrint.css (print)
rtl "Right To Left" text direction, see ltr (Left To Right).
searchButton Used in the interface on exactly what you would expect. monobook/main.css skins/MonoBook.php
selected Used on the currently selected tab button in the interface. It changes the border-color. monobook/main.css includes/SkinTemplate.php, skins/MonoBook.php
selflink Used on links pointing to the same page (e.g. Wikipedia:Catalogue of CSS classes)  ?  ?
skin-skinname Each skin has its own name as a class in the body element. These classes allow skin-specific print/handheld rules to be easily applied. Skin name is lowercase: skin-monobook, skin-modern etc. /includes/Skin.php
small (Deprecated) Unusable way to make text/messageboxes smaller. MediaWiki:Common.css
small-talk (Deprecated) Standardized talk page templates MediaWiki:Common.css
sortable Related to sortable tables wikibits.js
sortarrow Related to sortable tables wikibits.js
sortbottom Related to sortable tables wikibits.js
sortheader Related to sortable tables wikibits.js
special Used for non-links in watchlists, etc. Like the "(diff)" on a new page.  ? includes/QueryPage.php, includes/ImagePage.php
subpages used on the line listing the parent of a subpage monobook/main.css (screen, projection) includes/Skin.php, includes/SkinTemplate.php
standard-talk (Deprecated) Standardized talk page templates MediaWiki:Common.css
sysop-show Makes the enclosed content visible to admins. Only use this for very short items (such as the red "Group notice" and "Page notice" editnotice links), since some browsers show hidden items to all users. MediaWiki:Group-sysop.css {{editnotice load}}
template-documentation For the box around template documentation. MediaWiki:Common.css Template:Documentation
templatesUsed surrounds the div listing the templates used on a page, on the edit page.  ? includes/EditPage.php
texhtml applies to span element that contains a formula common/shared.css, MediaWiki:Common.css
text Class used in the interface for external links includes/parser/Parser.php
thumb Outer div of a thumbnail. Its border (margin in monobook) is the outer "margin" for thumbnails. Also doubles as the inner padding for galleries. monobook/main.css, MediaWiki:Common.css, MediaWiki:Monobook.css, common/commonPrint.css (print) includes/Linker.php
thumbborder border is specified. monobook/main.css, common/commonPrint.css (print) includes/Linker.php
thumbcaption Div with the thumbnail's caption. common/shared.css, monobook/main.css, common/commonPrint.css (print) includes/Linker.php
thumbimage On the thumnail. monobook/main.css includes/Linker.php
thumbinner Inner div of a thumbnail. monobook/main.css, MediaWiki:Common.css includes/Linker.php
tleft, tright Floated thumbnails common/commonPrint.css (print) includes/Linker.php
tmbox, tmbox-* Talk page message box template styles.
See also mbox-text etc. above.
MediaWiki:Common.css {{tmbox}} meta-template that is used to create most talk page message boxes.
toc, toctitle, toclevel-1, toclevel-2, toctext, tocnumber, toctoggle Used by the Table of Contents. Should not be used by anything else; use class="toccolours" or a more semantic class (like "navbox") instead. monobook/main.css, common/commonPrint.css (print) skin on TOC
toccolours Same formatting as class="toc", but can be used by other things. common/oldshared.css, modern/main.css, monobook/main.css, vector/main-ltr.css, MediaWiki:Modern.css, MediaWiki:Monobook.css lots of places
topicon Formatting for top right icons like featured article star, protected page etc. MediaWiki:Monobook.css {{top icon}}, {{pp-meta}}, {{Spoken Wikipedia boilerplate}}, {{Featured article}}
unsortable Related to sortable tables wikibits.js
userlinks Username, for unambiguous letterforms like l, 1, i. - {{userlinks}}
usermessage "You have new messages" box monobook/main.css (screen, projection), modern/main.css (screen, projection) -
Unicode Font-selection fixes for Windows, for unusual Unicode characters MediaWiki:Common.js/IEFixes.js {{Unicode}}
UnicodeAnimal, UnicodeAstro, UnicodeChem, UnicodeCommunication, UnicodeDentistry, UnicodeEducation, UnicodeEmoticon, UnicodeEnclosed, UnicodeEvent, UnicodeFood, UnicodeGame, UnicodeMap, UnicodeMedicine, UnicodeMoney, UnicodeMusic, UnicodePerson, UnicodePicto, UnicodePlant, UnicodePoliticsReligion, UnicodeRegion, UnicodeSport, UnicodeTechnology, UnicodeTime, UnicodeUI, UnicodeWarning, UnicodeWeather Font-selection consistency when using thematically-related characters, including better support than .Unicode for uncommon ranges MediaWiki:Common.css {{Unicode}}
visualClear applies the style "clear:both", because floats are used to position the 2 columns in monobook monobook/main.css (screen, projection) includes/templates/Userlogin.php, skins/MonoBook.php
watchlistredir For redirects on Special:Watchlist/edit Special:Watchlist/edit
wikitable For content tables common/shared.css everywhere
wpb For WikiProject banner tables. MediaWiki:Common.css {{WPBannerMeta}} and other WikiProject banners
wpb-header For the header row of a WikiProject banner. MediaWiki:Common.css {{WPBannerMeta}} and other WikiProject banners
wpbs For WikiProject banner shells MediaWiki:Common.css {{WikiProjectBannerShell}}
wrap Generic wrap class to override nowrap. MediaWiki:Common.css
wraplinks Allows line wraps inside links (to override nowraplinks) MediaWiki:Common.css
class description in CSS¹ in HTML¹

Other classes[edit]

The following should perhaps also be added to the above table:

IDs[edit]

id Description in CSS/JS in HTML
about Part of the interface (footer).
allmessagestable Table with a list of system messages available in the MediaWiki: namespace. monobook/main.css Special:Allmessages
article Main content area for standard-derived skins. Everything on MediaWiki:Common.css must have any effect only within the element with this ID. standard-derived skins around content
bodyContent Main content area for monobook-derived skins. Everything on MediaWiki:Common.css must have any effect only within the element with this ID. monobook/main.css (screen, projection) monobook-derived skins around content
collapsibleTablen, collapsibleButtonn Used by the collapsible tables code MediaWiki:Monobook.js MediaWiki:Monobook.js
column-content part of the rendered page structure monobook/main.css (screen, projection), common/commonPrint.css (print)  ?
column-one part of the rendered page structure monobook/main.css (screen, projection), common/commonPrint.css (print)  ?
confirmemail Notice asking for users to confirm their email address  ? MediaWiki:Recentchangestext, Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Header
content part of the rendered page monobook/main.css (screen, projection), common/commonPrint.css (print)  ?
contentSub surrounds the notice of the partents of subpages monobook/main.css (screen, projection)  ?
coordinates Used to show the coordinates below the page title (original discussion, talk page) MediaWiki:Monobook.css {{coord/display/inline,title}}
copyright Part of the interface (footer).
delete-reason
delete-criterion
Added by deletion templates (CSD/XfD/PROD); picked up by JavaScript and used to preload the deletion summary when such pages are deleted. MediaWiki:Group-sysop.js CSD, XfD and PROD deletion templates
differences-prevlink Used in the diff pages  ?  ?
disambig (Deprecated) Old disambiguation notices style. And it used to trigger the display of {{disambig editintro}} when editing a disambig page. MediaWiki:Common.css MediaWiki:Common.js Was used in {{dmbox}} and disambig boxes built with it.
disambigbox Triggers the display of {{disambig editintro}} when editing a disambig page. MediaWiki:Common.js Used in {{dmbox}} and disambig boxes built with it.
disclaimer Part of the interface (footer).
editform Part of the interface. includes/EditPage.php
editpage-copywarn Part of the interface. includes/EditPage.php
editpage-copywarn2 Part of the interface. MediaWiki:Edittools
editpage-copywarn3 Part of the interface. MediaWiki:Edittools
editpage-specialchars Part of the interface. MediaWiki:Edittools.js, MediaWiki:Common.js/edit.js MediaWiki:Edittools
footer part of the rendered page common/commonPrint.css (print)  ?
GeoGroupTemplate Allow direct referencing of box (used once per page) containing map links (none) {{GeoGroupTemplate}}
globalWrapper surrounds the whole page monobook/main.css (screen, projection), common/commonPrint.css (print)  ?
jump-to-nav Links to jump to the navigation or the search bar, mainly for screen readers. monobook/main.css (screen, projection) common/commonPrint.css (print)  ?
lastmod Part of the interface.
longpagewarning Allows hiding of the "long page" warning via user CSS MediaWiki:Longpagewarning
mw-youhavenewmessages So JavaScript can find the "You have new messages" text in all skins. MediaWiki:Youhavenewmessages
NavFramen, NavTogglen Used by the experimental Dynamic Navigation Bars code MediaWiki:Monobook.js MediaWiki:Monobook.js
privacy Part of the interface.
searchBody Part of the interface.
searchGoButton Part of the interface.
searchInput Part of the interface.
searchform Part of the interface.
searchTarget  ? monobook/main.css  ?
searchTargetContainer  ? monobook/main.css  ?
shared-image-desc Wrapper around the image description from commons includes/ImagePage.php
siteNotice Site notices MediaWiki:Monobook.css, monobook/main.css, common/wikiprintable.css (hidden), common/commonPrint.css (hidden) skin around MediaWiki:Sitenotice, skin around MediaWiki:Anonnotice
siteSub MediaWiki:Tagline - "From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia", appears under the page title. MediaWiki:Monobook.css, monobook/main.css (hidden)
stub Stub notices (wikiproject) monobook/main.css (screen, projection) (only on links, i.e. A elements) common/commonPrint.css (print) {{stub}}, all stub templates (list)
tfd Template:Catfd  ? {{Catfd}}, {{tfd}}
toc, toctitle Table of Contents common/commonPrint.css (print) skin on TOC
top anchor at the top of the page, used for links that go "back to the top"  ?  ?
villagepumpfaq Allows the user to hide the FAQ on the top of Wikipedia:Village pump (technical) Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)
watchlist-message MediaWiki:Watchlist-details
wikiPreview Part of the interface.

ca-X, f-X, n-X, p-X, pt-X, t-X, wpX IDs[edit]

i.e. interface buttons, links, etc.

id Description in CSS¹ in HTML¹
ca-addsection "+" or "new section" tab button on top of talk pages. monobook/main.css and MediaWiki:Monobook.css.  ?
ca-delete Delete tab button  ?  ?
ca-edit edit this page tab button MediaWiki:Monobook.css  ?
ca-history History tab button  ?  ?
ca-move Move tab button  ?  ?
ca-nstab-user  ?  ?  ?
ca-nstab-wp Wikipedia project page tab button  ?  ?
ca-protect Protection tab button  ?  ?
ca-talk Talk page tab button  ?  ?
ca-unwatch Unwatch tab button  ?  ?
f-poweredbyico Powered by MediaWiki icon in the footer common/commonPrint.css (print)  ?
f-copyrightico Copyright Wikimedia Foundation in the footer common/commonPrint.css (print)  ?
f-list Part of the interface.
n-Featured-articles Part of the interface.
n-contact Part of the interface.
n-currentevents Part of the interface.
n-help Part of the interface.
n-mainpage Part of the interface.
n-portal Part of the interface.
n-randompage Part of the interface.
n-recentchanges Part of the interface.
n-sitesupport Part of the interface.
p-cactions Sets padding, margin, placement and colours of the page top tab buttons in Monobook. monobook/main.css and MediaWiki:Monobook.css.  ?
p-coll-print_export Surrounds the "print/export toolbar" ? ?
p-interation Surrounds the "interaction toolbar".  ?  ?
p-personal Surrounds the "personal toolbar", i.e. userpage, talk page, prefs, watchlist, contribs, log out. monobook/main.css (screen, projection)  ?
p-lang Surrounds the links to other language Wikipedias  ?  ?
p-logo Surrounds the logo image  ?  ?
p-nav  ?  ?  ?
p-navigation surrounds the Navigation menu; i.e. Main page, Community Portal, etc...  ?  ?
p-tb surrounds the toolbox menu; i.e. whatlinkshere, related changes, etc...  ?  ?
pt-login  ? MediaWiki:Monobook.css  ?
pt-userpage Userpage link personal toolbar link  ?  ?
pt-logout Part of the interface.
pt-mycontris Part of the interface.
pt-mytalk Part of the interface.
pt-preferences Part of the interface.
pt-watchlist Part of the interface.
t-permalink Part of the interface.
t-recentchangeslinked Part of the interface.
t-specialpages Part of the interface.
t-upload Part of the interface.
t-whatlinkshere Part of the interface.
wpSave Save button monobook/main.css  ?
wpDiff Part of the interface.
wpMinoredit Part of the interface.
wpPreview Part of the interface.
wpScrolltop Part of the interface.
wpSummary Part of the interface.
wpSummaryLabel Part of the interface.
wpTextbox1 Part of the interface.
wpWatchthis Part of the interface.

JavaScript variables[edit]

About 30 variables that can be used in JavaScript. View the rendered code of any page and find for instance "var wgUserName".

Notes[edit]

  1. In some special cases in JavaScript.

See also[edit]