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Template:Redirect-distinguish Template:High-risk Template:Used in system 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


Template:TemplateData header <templatedata>{ "description": "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.", "params": {

 "1": {
   "label": "template name",
   "description": "the template name without the namespace prefix “Template:”, which is added automatically",
   "type": "line",
   "required": true


More complex variations are described below.


Code Result Notes
{{tl|Void}} {{Void}} Standard usage
{{tls|Example}} {{subst:Example}} For templates that should be substituted
{{tl2|X1}} {{X1}} This formats the link to show how it would look in code (i.e., monospace font)
{{tl2|sister=M:|3x}} {{3x}} Same as above, for templates on another Wikimedia project (in this example, Meta)
{{tl2|sister=wikibooks|lang=de:|WP}} {{WP}} For templates on another language project
{{tl|1==)}} {{=)}} Use the format {{tl|1=templatename}} if the template contains template coding characters such as {{=)}} or {{!}}

See also

Template:Template-linking templates

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