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The template {{mbox}} stands for multi-namespace messagebox which is a metatemplate with which namespace-sensitive messagebox templates can be implemented.

At the moment, the template {{ombox}} for "other types" of page has been implemented using this template.

Other messagebox templates available at the English Wikipedia such as {{ambox}} for articles, {{cmbox}} for category pages, {{imbox}} for file (formerly image) pages, and {{tmbox}} for talk pages have not been implemented yet. For help with this, please leave a message at "Wiktionary:Grease pit".


List of all parameters:

| name = name of the template
| demospace = {{{demospace|}}} / main / talk / file / category / other
| type  = speedy / delete / content / style / notice / move / protection
| image = none / [[File:Some image.svg|40px]]
| imageright = [[File:Some image.svg|40px]]
| style=CSS values
| textstyle=CSS values
| text  = The message body text.
| small = {{{small|left}}} / left / no
| smallimage = none / [[File:Some image.svg|30px]]
| smallimageright = none / [[File:Some image.svg|30px]]
| smalltext  = A shorter message body text.
| plainlinks = no

Note: The "small" parameters only have effect when the template appears on an article, talk or "other" page type. For their associated documentation, see {{ombox}}. Using the small parameters when they are not valid has no effect, but also does no harm.

About demospace[edit]

This template optionally takes the "demospace" parameter as described at {{namespace detect}}. That parameter is only for testing and demonstration purposes. If you want to lock your message box to one style then instead use one of the other mboxes directly.

Namespace "Image:" was renamed to "File:" on 11 December 2008. This template was updated to understand both names well before that, thus it still works fine. For backwards compatibility it still understands "demospace = image" which means the same thing as "demospace = file". But using "demospace = image" is now deprecated.