Template:w

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[[wikipedia:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]]


The following documentation is located at Template:w/documentation. [edit]
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This template is for having shorter links to an English Wikipedia article when the link is identical to its label. It had one mandatory parameter, and two optional:

  • {{{1}}}: the page title on Wikipedia to which you wish to link
  • {{{2}}}: the text that the template displays. Default is {{{1}}}
  • lang: the ISO language code of the target Wikipedia. Default is en

A similar effect can be accomplished using the pipe trick: [[w:Chicken|]] is converted to [[w:Chicken|Chicken]] during the pre-save transform, which renders as Chicken. Only one interwiki prefix can be stripped in this way. [[w:fr:Académie française|]] transforms to [[w:fr:Académie française|fr:Académie française]].

Examples

just using parameter 1
* {{w|The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire}}

gives:

using parameters 1 and 2
*{{w|William Shakespeare|Shakespeare}}

gives

also using parameter lang (at any position)
*{{w|William Shakespeare|Shakespeare|lang=fr}}
*{{w|lang=fr|William Shakespeare|Shakespeare}}

gives a link eventually rerouted to the French-speaking Wikipedia

Notes

Because of its simplicity, the template can be substituted using subst:

{{subst:w|William Shakespeare|Shakespeare}}

gives

[[w:William Shakespeare|Shakespeare]]

However, substituting

{{subst:w|The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire}}

gives an unwiedly duplication of content the template is here to avoid in the first place:

[[w:The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire]]