Template:As of/doc

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Not to be confused with Template:As of? which redirects to Template:When.

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.

Notes:

  • This template MUST NOT be used in infoboxes which emit a microformat, as its emitted date markup will conflict with that.
  • This template is not necessary within quotations, and use of the template in such cases should be avoided

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 (including the date); if present but no value defined, this parameter is ignored; if a value is defined, values for |df and |lc and |since parameters are ignored.
  • df – optional; allows use of American date format with |df=US.
  • lc – optional; if given any value at all (e.g. |lc=y) gives lower case "as of date", for use in mid-sentence.
  • since – optional; if given any value at all (e.g. |since=y) it changes "As of" to "Since". Use of |lc=y with |since=y gives "since date. Use of |alt= will replace the entire output, including the "Since", as it will with the default "As of".
  • pre – text to insert before the date, and after "[A|a]s of" or "[S|s]ince", e.g. |pre=the week of
  • post - text (almost always punctuation) to insert between the date and the superscripted note. For example, {{as of|2016|02|7|post=,}} none were found gives "As of 7 February 2016, none were found", while {{as of|2016|02|7}}, none were found results in weird spacing of the comma: "As of 7 February 2016, none were found."
  • 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|2016}} – As of 2016
{{As of|2016|02}} – As of February 2016
{{As of|2016|02|7}} – As of 7 February 2016
{{As of|2016|02|7|df=US}} – As of February 7, 2016
{{As of|2016|02|7|lc=y}} – as of 7 February 2016
{{As of|2010|4|1|alt=as of the [[2010 United States Census]]}} – as of the 2010 United States Census
{{As of|2016|02|url=http://en.wikipedia.org/}} returns:
for logged in users, with links displayed (see Wikipedia:As of) – As of February 2016[ref]
for all other users – As of February 2016
{{As of|2016|02|7|df=US|since=y}} – Since February 7, 2016
{{As of|2016|02|7|lc=y|since=y}} – since 7 February 2016

TemplateData[edit]

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

TemplateData for 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

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

Parameter Description Type Status
Year 1

The year the statement is valid to. Must be in full numerical format (yyyy)

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number required
Month 2

The month the statement is valid to. Full, abbreviated or numerical formats supported (mm recommended)

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
line optional
Day 3

The day the statement is valid to (not included in link). Numerical format only (dd)

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
number 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

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
line optional
Date format df

Set to US to use U.S. date format (mdy) (default is dmy)

Default
US
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
line optional
Lower case lc

Specify y to use lower case

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
line optional
Since since

Specify y to replace 'as of' with 'since'.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
line 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

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
line optional

See also[edit]