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The template link template is a simple macro template used to display a template name as a link surrounded by braces, thus showing how the template name would be used in code. Its primary use is in instruction and documentation. A short example is that the code:


More complex variations are described below.

Related templates[edit source]

{{tl2}} differs in that it displays an arguably clearer result like {{tlx}}, and also takes the named parameters 'SISTER=xx' and 'LANG=ll', so that it may also be used to list and link to templates on other English and non-English language sister projects.

{{tlx}} displays with the same enhanced presentation, and also expands several 'placeholder' parameters to generate a sample template call.

Usage[edit source]

 {{Tl|template name to display}}
 {{Tl2|template name to display}} -- local link, just like Tl.
 {{Tl2|SISTER=V:|template name to display}} -- displays a template on Wikiversity
 {{Tl2|LANG=fr.|SISTER=wikisource|template name to display}} -- displays a template 
                       on the French Wikisource sister project.

Example[edit source]

Code Result
{{Tl|x0}} {{x0}}
{{Tl2|x1}} {{x1}}
{{Tl2|SISTER=M:|3x}} {{3x}}
{{Tl2|SISTER=wikibooks|LANG=de:|WP}} {{WP}}

See also[edit source]

  • {{tl2}} – Template link, up to three parameters and interwiki links.
  • {{tlp}} – Template link, with up to eight parameters.
  • {{tlx}} – Template link, up to three parameters and interwiki links.
  • {{tlsp}} – Template link, ditto subst'ed.
  • {{lts}} – See Lts discussion for more variants.
  • {{tlu}} – Like {{tl}} / {{tlp}} for any namespace.
  • {{tn}} – Same as tl, but shows the braces as part of the link.
  • {{evd}} – Show live example
  • {{tlc}}, {{tld}} and {{tlf}} – Template names without links.
  • {{tltt}} and {{tltt2}} – Template link with tooltip, with no and one parameter respectively.
  • {{tlrow}} - For showing templates and their properties in a table
  • Category:Internal link templates

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