Template:Split from

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When copying material from one Wikipedia article to another, you can put this template on the talk page of the first article (the article the material is copied from), to indicate that its page history contains the GFDL attribution to Wikipedian contributors of the material that lies elsewhere.

Notes also need to be put in edit summaries of both articles; see Wikipedia:Splitting#Procedure.


{{split from
| page = name of page material was copied to
| diff = url of diff of copying the material
| date = date and time material was copied

The page= and date= fields are required.

The diff= field is optional, but using it makes it easier for readers and editors to trace the split. Where the page was created with the split material as the first edit, the diff parameter cannot be accessed in the normal radio button, comparison mode in the page history. Instead, navigate to the permanent link for the first edit, and change the URL of that page to replace "oldid" with "diff". For example, where the end of the URL is oldid=271444811, the diff url is identical except for changing that ending code to diff=271444811.

Multiple splits[edit]

Additional splits after the first can be specified by adding a number after each variable, so the second split would use date2, diff2 and page2 and so on:

{{ split from
| page  = 
| diff  = 
| date  = 
| page2 = 
| diff2 = 
| date2 = 
| page3 = 
| diff3 = 
| date3 = 

Up to ten splits are currently supported.

The collapse parameter can be used to collapse some or all of the listed items. Set collapse=yes to collapse all items, or collapse=4 to hide all entries below date4 for instance.

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