Template:Main

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Usage

When a LIMSwiki article is large, it is often rewritten in summary style. This template is used after the heading of the summary, to link to the sub-article that has been (or will be) summarized. This template can also be used in the Category namespace, but the preferred template for categories is {{Cat main}}.

This template can also be used in articles leads when an article is not the "main" article for its subject. When there are multiple articles, distinct enough to warrant separate articles, but not enough to be very separate subjects. One to be the main article describing the topic, and the others avoiding unnecessary duplication of the main article. A good example would be geography articles where two terms have somewhat different meanings or "contexts", but refer to roughly the same geographic area. This can be thought of as a halfway point between having fully separate articles, and heaving a redirect.

This template is not to be used as a substitute for inline links or as a "see also". Its usage should be restricted to the purposes described herein before.

Usage

{{Main
|Article 1
}}

You may also include additional links, up to ten in total:

{{Main
|Article 1
|Article 2
|Article 3
|Article 4
|Article 5
|Article 6
|Article 7
|Article 8
|Article 9
|Article 10
}}

For each link, you may optionally specify a link appearance (this is for articles where a piped link would be used). Note that the extra parameters use a lower case 'L', for example, l1, not 11:

{{Main
|Article 1
|Article 2
|Article 3
|Article 4
|Article 5
|Article 6
|Article 7
|Article 8
|Article 9
|Article 10
|l1=Article 1 link appearance
|l2=Article 2 link appearance
|l3=Article 3 link appearance
|l4=Article 4 link appearance
|l5=Article 5 link appearance
|l6=Article 6 link appearance
|l7=Article 7 link appearance
|l8=Article 8 link appearance
|l9=Article 9 link appearance
|l10=Article 10 link appearance
}}

Examples

Code Result
{{Main|Article}}
{{Main|Article 1|Article 2|Article 3}}
{{Main|Article 1|Article 2|Article 3|Article 4|Article 5}}
{{Main|Article|l1=Alternative title}}
{{Main|(15760) 1992 QB1|l1={{mp|(15760) 1992 QB|1}}}}