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For information on subpages in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Subpages.

A subpage usually refers to a lower level web page in a website or wiki with the same main name as the starting level page plus a slash and text identifying the location of the subpage. More precisely, it refers to a part of the path in the hierarchical part of the Uniform Resource Identifier (also known as URI or URL).

For example, if the name of the main page were :first, a typical subpage would be called :first/second. In most implementations this system is recursive, so that subpages can have their own subpages (e.g. :first/second/third).

Use of subpages on Wikipedia, Wikibooks, and Wikiverisity[edit]

The subpage feature has been disabled in the main namespace (article namespace) of the English Wikipedia.[1] But subpages are used in Wikiversity, where the structure permits contributions by students at any academic level,[2][3] and in Wikibooks, where chapters are subpages of a book.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ v:Learning to learn a wiki way
  3. ^ v:Wikiversity:Subpages
  4. ^ See for example the subpages of Computing Using Windows