Template:Xpdplain

"" → "" [1]

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Template:Xpdplain uses the system of the expansion demo templates, although for the case where there is no expansion. As opposed to Template:Fd it works in-line, and gives a link to the "Expand templates" page for the specified wikitext. It requires more inserted pipe characters to satisfy the limitations, see Help:Expansion demo templates#Limitations. It does not work for html codes like "→".

Therefore the recommendation is:

  • if the wikitext contains html codes like "→"[1], use Template:Fd
  • also, if the wikitext contains one or more newlines, and no "Expand templates" link is desired, use Template:Fd.
  • otherwise, use Template:Xpdplain

The way of entering the input, and the first part of the output, of Xpdplain is similar to that of Template:Cnw. Since the latter just displays wikitext it can also be used for wikitext with double and triple braces, there is no need for a separate template for each pattern. However, it does not support single and multiple newlines.

ExamplesEdit

xpdplain: "[[w:foot (length)|<span title="30.48 cm">ft</span>]]" → "ft" [2]

fd:
[[w:foot (length)|<span title="30.48 cm">ft</span>]]

gives:

ft


cnw: [[w:foot (length)|<span title="30.48 cm">ft</span>]]


xpdplain: "a&nlb&nl&nlc" → "a b

c" [3]

fd:
a
b

c

gives:

a b

c


  1. Note that such codes are not needed, because the symbol, in this case →, is allowed in the wikitext itself. For ways of entering it, see Help:Special characters#Editing.