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This template is used to make summary style explicit. It looks like this:

For more details on this topic, see Article.

It is used in sections for which there is also a separate article on the subject.


Basic usage
With a topic
All parameters


This template accepts the following parameters:

  • 1 - the page to link to (required). Categories and files are automatically escaped with the colon trick, and links to sections are automatically formatted as page § section, rather than the MediaWiki default of page#section.
  • 2 - the name of the topic. If this is not specified, the text "this topic" is used.
  • selfref - if set to "yes", "y", "true" or "1", adds the CSS class "selfref". This is used to denote self-references to Wikipedia. See Template:Selfref for more information.
  • category - if set to "no", "n", "false", or "0", suppresses the error tracking category (Category:Hatnote templates with errors). This only has an effect if the first positional parameter (the page to link to) is omitted.


  • {{details|Article}}
    For more details on this topic, see Article.
  • {{details|Article|some topic}}
    For more details on some topic, see Article.


If no page name is supplied, the template will output the following message:

  • Error: no page name specified (help).

If you see this error message, it is for one of four reasons:

  1. No parameters were specified (the template code was {{details}}). Please use {{details|page}} instead.
  2. Some parameters were specified, but the page name wasn't included. For example, the template text {{details|selfref=yes}} will produce this error. Please use (for example) {{details|page|selfref=yes}} instead.
  3. The page name was specified, but it contains an equals sign ("="). The equals sign has a special meaning in template code, and because of this it cannot be used in template parameters that do not specify a parameter name. For example, the template code {{details|2+2=4}} will produce this error. To work around this, you can specify the parameter name explicitly by using 1= before the page name, like this: {{details|1=2+2=4}}.
  4. You tried to access Module:Details directly by using {{#invoke:details|details|text}}. Use of #invoke in this way has been disabled for performance reasons. Please use {{details|text}} instead.

If you see this error message and are unsure of what to do, please post a message on the help desk, and someone should be able to help you.

Pages that contain this error message are tracked in Category:Hatnote templates with errors.