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Oceania topic

Template documentation

Contents

  • General documentation on continent-topic templates 1
    • Usage 1.1
      • 1st parameter (prefix) 1.1.1
      • 2nd parameter (suffix) 1.1.2
      • Changing the title 1.1.3
      • Displaying template in show mode 1.1.4
      • Disabling dependencies and other territories 1.1.5
      • Creating a new template 1.1.6
    • When to use the templates 1.2
      • Redirects 1.2.1
    • Notes 1.3
  • Templates implemented with Oceania topic 2
  • See also 3

General documentation on continent-topic templates

This documentation is transcluded from .

The continent/region-topic templates allow quick creation of for groups of articles about a common topic in different countries of a continent/region. It uses to create the navigation box.

The lists of countries included in the "Continent topic" templates are broadly those found in the "Countries of" templates. Discussions on which countries to include are best conducted on the talk pages of these latter templates.

For example, Oceania generally includes Australia and the nations of the Pacific and islands in the Pacific Ocean that have closer ties to Asia or the Americas are usually grouped accordingly.

Usage

1st parameter (prefix)

The most basic usage of template is with a single unnamed parameter in the format }, replacing Continent/region with the name of a continent or region and Topic with the name of a topic followed by "of" or "in". For example, generates a navigation box titled "Geography of Africa" with a list of country names linked to articles such as Geography of Angola, etc.

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The named parameter prefix can be used in place of the unnamed 1st parameter.

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2nd parameter (suffix)

The template accepts a second unnamed parameter for text to be placed after the country name. There is no space between the country name and the suffix, to allow for links to articles such as List of Spain-related topics.
This element is absent of : , , , , , ,

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An underscore can be used to place a space between the country name and the text:

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Note that in the above example the links work but the underscore is displayed in the title. This can be fixed by specifying a title (see next section) or by using the named parameter suffix which always places a space between the country name and text.

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Changing the title

The title parameter is used to specify text which appears in the title bar at the top of the navigation box. This is optional because the use of prefix, suffix or both will automatically generate a title, as shown in the previous examples. This title is not automatically wiki-linked, so add brackets as needed.

The following shows a navigation box with links to articles such as Flag of Australia, but replaces the default title "Flag of Oceania" with the specified title "Flags of Oceania".

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Displaying template in show mode

These navigation boxes are set to autocollapse when there is more than one on a page. To force it into collapsed or expanded mode use the state parameter. If set to collapsed, the navbox will always start out in a collapsed state. If set to blank or anything other than autocollapse or collapsed, the navbox will always start out in an expanded state.

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Disabling dependencies and other territories

Not all dependencies or similar territories have their own articles on particular topics. To disable the inclusion of such territories in a template (that would otherwise appear as s), include the parameter "countries_only=yes".

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Creating a new template

Although these templates can be used in an article, they can also be used to create a new template. The name parameter is mandatory when creating a new template, because it allows the "V T E" links to work properly. The following example shows code that could be used to create .

}}}}
 | title = 
 | prefix = Flag of
}}


The template can then be added to articles using or .


When to use the templates

  1. Before implementing these templates in a topic, check for red links. If there are several red links, consider whether a separate article in the topic for each country is warranted.
  2. Some topics may use a different navigational scheme. In general, don't use this template if there are already navigational templates in several of the articles of a topic.

Examples of appropriate articles for these templates are or , both of which have a number of blue links, and where the majority of red links could have a reasonable article written about them.

Examples of inappropriate articles for these templates are , where articles could only be written for a small number of nations and , where articles already have templates which use a different navigational scheme.

Redirects

When there are a small number of links for which an article is not appropriate, consider making a redirect to the broader article in which the topic is included. For example, Hinduism in Cambodia redirects to Hinduism in Southeast Asia and Geography of Christmas Island redirects to Christmas Island#Geography.

Notes

Navigational templates are usually placed at the end of an article.


Templates implemented with Oceania topic

See also

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