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The '''''External''''' template is intended for '''links to external web sites''' (i.e. sites not residing on this Wiki). Links using this template will be <I>italicised</I> so as to distinguish them from internal Wiki links, and will not have the  "pointing arrow" appended to the link that is default Wiki practice for external links, but which many people find annoying.  Additionally, with the later MediaWiki software we now have, Internet Explorer will no longer leave a gap in the text where the pointing arrow would otherwise have been.     
 
The '''''External''''' template is intended for '''links to external web sites''' (i.e. sites not residing on this Wiki). Links using this template will be <I>italicised</I> so as to distinguish them from internal Wiki links, and will not have the  "pointing arrow" appended to the link that is default Wiki practice for external links, but which many people find annoying.  Additionally, with the later MediaWiki software we now have, Internet Explorer will no longer leave a gap in the text where the pointing arrow would otherwise have been.     
 
   
 
   
'''''NOTE:''''' This template should be used '''for external links only''' and according to the examples below. ''(Other templates are available for other uses, see [[Templates]].)''
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'''''NOTE:''''' This template should be used '''for external links only''' and according to the examples below. (Other templates are available for other uses, see [[Templates]].)
  
  
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will cause the following to be displayed:
 
will cause the following to be displayed:
  
:'''1:''' <span style="font-family: serif; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold" class="plainlinks">http://link.to.site</span>
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:'''1:''' <span style="font-style:italic" class="plainlinks">http://link.to.site</span>
:'''2:''' <span style="font-family: serif; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold" class="plainlinks">[http://link.to.site Dummy Site]</span>
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:'''2:''' <span style="font-style:italic" class="plainlinks">[http://link.to.site Dummy Site]</span>
 
 
  
 
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Revision as of 06:27, 25 August 2007

Purpose

The External template is intended for links to external web sites (i.e. sites not residing on this Wiki). Links using this template will be italicised so as to distinguish them from internal Wiki links, and will not have the "pointing arrow" appended to the link that is default Wiki practice for external links, but which many people find annoying. Additionally, with the later MediaWiki software we now have, Internet Explorer will no longer leave a gap in the text where the pointing arrow would otherwise have been.

NOTE: This template should be used for external links only and according to the examples below. (Other templates are available for other uses, see Templates.)


Usage

Syntax:

Alternative 1: {{external|URL_to_external_site}}
Alternative 2: {{external|[URL_to_external_site Name Of Site]}}

For example, typing this:

1: {{external|http://link.to.site}}
2: {{external|[http://link.to.site Dummy Site]}}

will cause the following to be displayed:

1: http://link.to.site
2: Dummy Site

Ignore the following, it's only a representation of formatting and a parameter dummy.


{{{1}}}