Template:Section link

Template:Section link § Notes

Template documentation

UsageEdit

Syntax (overview)Edit

  • {{section link|Article|Section}} or {{section link|Article#Section}}, link to section of other article. → Example: Albert Einstein § Scientific career
  • {{section link|Article|Section|nopage=y}}, link to section of other article, only displaying the section's title → Example: § Scientific career
  • {{section link||Section}}, for usage within the same page, supply an empty first parameter → Example: § Scientific career

Single sectionEdit

This template, {{section link}}, is used to generate a link to a certain section of a local wiki page and render an appropriate section mark (§).

Instead of:

[[Albert Einstein#Scientific career]]

Albert Einstein#Scientific career

...you can write:

{{section link|Albert Einstein|Scientific career}}

Albert Einstein § Scientific career

...or

{{section link|Albert Einstein#Scientific career}}

Albert Einstein § Scientific career

Multiple sectionsEdit

This template may generate consecutive links to several sections of the same page. You can write:

{{section link|History of IBM|1880s–1924: The origin of IBM|1969: Antitrust, the Unbundling of software and services|1993–present: IBM's near disaster and rebirth}}
History of IBM §§ 1880s–1924: The origin of IBM, 1969: Antitrust, the Unbundling of software and services, and 1993–present: IBM's near disaster and rebirth

...or:

{{section link|History of IBM#1880s–1924: The origin of IBM|1969: Antitrust, the Unbundling of software and services|1993–present: IBM's near disaster and rebirth}}
History of IBM §§ 1880s–1924: The origin of IBM, 1969: Antitrust, the Unbundling of software and services, and 1993–present: IBM's near disaster and rebirth

Suppressing page nameEdit

Sometimes the page name needs not to appear (e.g. to avoid redundancy and wordiness). For the page on which the template is used, not specifying a page name creates a section link only. The following:

{{Section link||Suppressing page name}}

...is the equivalent of:

[[#Suppressing page name|§ Suppressing page name]]

...and renders as:

§ Suppressing page name

Use |nopage=y for the same visual effect.

When discussing an article from its talk page, {{Article link}}—or its alias, {{alink}}—is preferable to the longer {{Section link|{{ARTICLEPAGENAME}}|Section|nopage=y}}.

Comparison of displayed results:

Styling page nameEdit

For titles of films and short stories, always present the core part of the page's name (without any parenthetic disambiguation) in italics, quotation marks, or some other markup (per MOS:TITLES). The |display= parameter can be used for this purpose:

UnderscoresEdit

It is common practice to copy article and section name from the browser's address bar. When doing that, the article and section names may contain underscores:

Albert_Einstein#Scientific_career

This template automatically replaces the underscores with space characters:

{{section link|Albert_Einstein#Scientific_career}}Albert Einstein § Scientific career

There are articles that have underscores (see {{{2}}}). To retain the underscores in the rendered output, use |keep-underscores=yes:

article and section copied from browser address bar:
Dual_EC_DRBG#Timeline_of_Dual_EC_DRBG
manual removal of extraneous underscores:
Dual_EC_DRBG#Timeline of Dual_EC_DRBG
{{section link|Dual_EC_DRBG#Timeline of Dual_EC_DRBG|keep-underscores=yes}}Dual_EC_DRBG § Timeline of Dual_EC_DRBG