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As of 24 August 2016 (2016-08-24)[ref]


As of 31 December 2015;

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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 that 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 four-digit format (yyyy)

Optional

  • month (second parameter) – full, abbreviated or two-digit numerical formats supported (mm recommended, 01 indicating January, 02 February, etc., but also accepting Jan and January)
  • day (third parameter) – numerical two-digit 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 with no value defined, this parameter is ignored; if a value is defined, values for |df and |lc and |since parameters are ignored.
  • df – "date format", optional; allows use of American date format with |df=US.
  • lc – "lower case", 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 first week of used like this: {{asof|1997|pre=the first week of}} produces "As of the first week of 1997".
  • post – text (almost always punctuation) to insert between the date and the superscripted note that is displayed if
    1. |url= is used and
    2. the user's common.css page uses any of .asof-tag, .asof-tag.ref, or .asof-tag.update (see Wikipedia:As of).
    • For example,
      {{as of| 2016| 08| 24| post=,}} no more bears were found
      gives
      "As of 24 August 2016,[update] no more bears were found"
      (comma "," before the superscripted note)
    • while
      {{as of| 2016| 08| 24}}, no more bears were found
      produces the undesirable result (contrary to WP:REFPUNC) with regard to the location of the comma:
      "As of 24 August 2016[update], no more bears 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|08}} – As of August 2016
{{As of|2016|08|24}} – As of 24 August 2016
{{As of|2016|08|24|df=US}} – As of August 24, 2016
{{As of|2016|08|24|lc=y}} – as of 24 August 2016
{{As of|2010|4|1|alt=as of the [[2010 United States Census]]}} – as of the 2010 United States Census
{{As of|2016|08|url=http://en.wikipedia.org/}} returns:
for logged in users, with links displayed (see Wikipedia:As of) – As of August 2016[ref]
for all other users – As of August 2016
{{As of|2016|08|24|df=US|since=y}} – Since August 24, 2016
{{As of|2016|08|24|lc=y|since=y}} – since 24 August 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

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]