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The hatnotes used for adding links between articles where more context is important. Broadly speaking, a hatnote should answer a readers' question: Am I on the right page?

{{Main}}
When an article is large, it often has a summary and a link to a main article. This template is used after the heading of the summary, to indicate a link to the subtopic article that has been summarized.
{{Further}}
Used to link to articles containing further information on this topic.

Usage

Basic usage
{{Main|text}}
All parameters
{{Main|text|extraclasses=extra classes|selfref=yes|category=no}}

Example

{{Main|<Main Page>}} →
{{Main|<Main Page>|<Main Page>}} →


Parameters

This template accepts the following parameters:

  • 1, 2, 3, ... – the pages to link to. If no page names are specified, the current page name is used instead (without the namespace prefix). Categories and files are automatically escaped with the colon trick, and links to sections are automatically formatted as page § section, rather than the MediaWiki default of page#section.
  • l1, l2, l3, ... orlabel 1, label 2, label 3, ... – optional labels for each of the pages to link to (this is for articles where a piped link would be used). Note that the extra parameters use a lower case 'L', for example, l1, not L1.
  • selfref – if set to "yes", "y", "true" or "1", adds the CSS class "selfref". This is used to denote self-references.
  • extraclasses - any extra CSS classes to be added.
  • category - If set to "no", "n", "false", or "0", suppresses the error tracking category. This has an effect only if the leftmost parameter (the hatnote text) is omitted.

Errors

See the Hatnote template on Starter Wiki for a comprehensive error guide.


Technical details

This template uses the Lua templating language, and more information can be found on the Global Lua Module page. For a traditional wikitext version of this template, see Hatnote on Templates Wiki.

The HTML code produced by this template looks like this:

  • <div role="note" class="hatnote">hatnote text</div>

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