Template:Basepage subpage/doc

This is the {{basepage subpage}} meta-template.

This template helps other templates detect if they are on a basepage, subpage or subsubpage.

UsageEdit

This template takes one or more parameters, like this:

{{basepage subpage
| Basepage text
| Subpage text
}}

If the template is on the page "User:Example", it will return this:

Basepage text

If the template is on "User:Example/test" or "User:Example/test/test" or any page lower than that, it will return this:

Subpage text

This template can also detect "subsubpages", like this:

{{basepage subpage
| Basepage text
| Subpage text
| Subsubpage text
}}

If the template is on "User:Example/test/test" or any page lower than that, it will return this:

Subsubpage text

By using an empty parameter you can make it so the template doesn't render anything for some specific page type. Like this:

{{basepage subpage
| Basepage text
| Subpage text
| 
}}

The code above will render nothing when on "User:Example/test/test" or lower, but will return this when on "User:Example/test":

Subpage text

The "page" parameterEdit

For testing and demonstration purposes this template can take a parameter named page. Like this:

{{basepage subpage
| Basepage text
| Subpage text
| page = User:Example/test
}}

No matter on what kind of page the code above is used it will return this:

Subpage text

The page parameter makes this template behave exactly as if on that page. Thus, if a subsubpagename like "User:Example/test/test" is fed, then it returns the subsubpage text if there is one, otherwise it returns the subpage text.

The pagename doesn't have to be an existing page.

If the parameter is empty or undefined, the name of the current page determines the result.

You can make it so your template also understands the page parameter. That means you can demonstrate the different appearances of your template in the documentation for your template. Then do like this:

{{basepage subpage
| Basepage text
| Subpage text
| page = {{{page|}}}
}}

Technical detailsEdit

Templates have a problem handling parameter data that contains equal signs "=". But that is easily solved by using numbered parameters. Like this:

{{basepage subpage
| 1 = Basepage text
| 2 = Subpage text
| 3 = Subsubpage text
| page = {{{page|}}}
}}

This template detects subpages even when used in namespaces that doesn't have the MediaWiki subpage feature enabled. Thus this template works the same in all namespaces.

See alsoEdit

Pagename-handling and detection templates:

Easy to use namespace-detection templates:

More complex namespace-detection templates:

Last modified on 25 April 2010, at 03:58