Template:Tl

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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 the template name as code rather than actually invoking it. Its primary use is in instruction and documentation where it is used to refer to a template by name without invoking it. Note that this template may be used under the name "tee-el" (tl) as well as "tee-one" (t1)— both function the same way and produce the same results (this is not true for all such visually confusing templates containing a possible 1/l mix-up: {{Tla}} and {{T1a}} are not interchangeable). A short example of its use is:

{}
which generates
{{Example}}

TemplateData

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TemplateData for Tl

This template displays 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.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
template name1

the template name without the namespace prefix “Template:”, which is added automatically

Linerequired

More complex variations are described below.

Examples

Code Result Notes
{} {{Void}} Standard usage
{} {{subst:Example}} For templates that should be substituted
{} {{X1}} This formats the link to show how it would look in code (i.e., monospace font)
{} {{3x}} Same as above, for templates on another Wikimedia project (in this example, Meta)
{} {{WP}} For templates on another language project
{} {{=)}} Use the format {} if the template contains template coding characters such as {{=)}} or {{!}}

See also

General-purpose formatting

Comparison of template-linking templates according to their style
Link style → Linked Unlinked Linked with subst Linked including braces Linked with alternative text
Text style ↓ {{tlg}} options1 DEFAULT nolink=yes subst=yes braceinside=yes alttext=Foo
2=Foo
normal DEFAULT {{tlg}}1
{{tl}}
{{tlp}}2
{{tlu}}3
{{tln}}
{{tlf}}2 {{tls}}
{{tlsp}}
{{tlus}}3
{{tn}} {{tla}}
code code=yes {{tl2}}
{{tlx}}
{{tlxu}}3
{{tlc}}2
{{tld}}2
{{tnull}}
{{tlxs}} N/A
monospace
kbd
plaincode=yes4
kbd=yes5
{{tltt}}5
{{tltt2}}5
N/A {{tltts}}5
{{tltts3}}5
{{tltss}}6
bold bold=yes {{tlb}} N/A
bold+code bold=yes|code=yes {{tlxb}}
italic+code italic=yes|code=yes {{tlxi}}

Other formatting templates

Code example Effect Notes
{{tl2|Hatnote|lang=fr}} {{hatnote}} Supports linking to sister projects (e.g., fr:Hatnote)
{{tlu|User:Ahunt/SSHFS}} {{User:Ahunt/SSHFS}} Supports linking to any namespace
{{demo|<nowiki>{}</nowiki>}}
{{hatnote|lang=fr|Some text}}

Shows code and example
{{xpd|Hatnote|Some hatnote text}} "{{hatnote|Some hatnote text}}" gives "" [1] Shows code, example and a link to expand the template code
{{elc|Template:Hatnote}}
{{elc|Template:Hatnote|Hatnote}}
[[Template:Hatnote]]
[[Template:Hatnote|Hatnote]]
Formats wikilink, with optional piped link text and blended suffix
{{mlx|Bananas|hello}} {{#invoke:Bananas|hello}} Counterpart to {{tlx}} for linking to Lua modules
{{para|title|<var>book title</var>}} |title=book title Formats template parameters for display, with or without values
{{sclx|LASTING}} [[WP:LASTING]] Takes a shortcut suffix in project namespace and displays it with brackets and the WP: alias in a <code>...</code> tag.
{{tag|ref}}
{{xtag|templatedata}}
<ref>...</ref>
<templatedata>
Formats [X]HTML tags; can add content, choose opening, closing, or self-closing
{{dtl|Ping project}} {{d:Ping project}} Wikidata counterpart to {{tl}}

With utility links

Code example Effect
{{lt|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)
{{lts|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote(edit talk links history)
{{t links|Hatnote}} Hatnote (edit talk history links # /subpages /doc /doc edit /sbox /sbox diff /test)
{{tfd links|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (edit · talk · history · links · transclusions · logs · subpages · delete)
{{tiw|Hatnote}} Template:hatnote (backlinks edit)
{{tltt|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}}
{{tetl|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}}
links talk view
{{tsetl|Hatnote}} {{subst:Hatnote}}
 links talk view
{{ti|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (talk · links · edit)
{{tic|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (talk links edit)
{{tiw|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (backlinks edit)
{{tlt|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}} (talk)
{{ttl|Hatnote}} {{Hatnote}} (t/l)
{{twlh|Hatnote}} Template:Hatnote (links, talk)