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This is the documentation page for Module:Namespace detect

This module allows you to output different text depending on the namespace that a given page is in. It is a Lua implementation of the {{namespace detect}} template, with a few improvements: all namespaces and all namespace aliases are supported, and namespace names are detected automatically for the local wiki.

Usage

{{#invoke: Namespace detect | main
| page              = <!-- page to detect namespace for, if not the current page -->
| main              = <!-- text to return for the main namespace -->
| talk              = <!-- text to return for talk namespaces -->

<!-- text to return for specific subject namespaces -->
| category          = 
| user 	            = 
| the sims wiki     = 
| mediawiki         = 
| timedtext         = 
| template          = 
| special           = 
| media             = 
| file              = 
| image             = 
| help 	            = 
| module            = 

| other             = <!-- text to return for unspecified namespaces -->
| demospace         = <!-- namespace to display text for -->

| subjectns         = <!-- set to "yes" to treat talk pages as the corresponding subject page -->
}}

Parameters

  • main - text to return if the page is in the main namespace.
  • talk - text to return if the page is in a talk namespace. This can be any talk namespace - it will match any of "Talk:", "The Sims Wiki talk:", "User talk:", etc.
  • Subject namespace parameters, e.g. the sims wiki, user, file... - the text to return if the page is in the corresponding namespace. This module accepts all subject namespaces as parameters, including namespace aliases and virtual namespaces. See below for a list of supported values.
  • other - text to return if no parameters for the page's namespace were specified. This text is also returned if |demospace= is set to an invalid namespace value.
  • subjectns - if on a talk page, use the corresponding subject page. Can be set with values of "yes", "y", "true" or "1".
  • demopage - specifies a page to detect the namespace of. If not specified, and if the |demospace= parameter is not set, then the module uses the current page.
  • demospace - force the module to behave as if the page was in the specified namespace. Often used for demonstrations.

Namespace parameters

Possible values for subject namespace parameters are as follows:

Namespace Aliases
main
user
the sims wiki project, tsw
file image
mediawiki
template
help
category
forum
widget
timedtext
module
gadget
gadget definition
fanon
game guide
custom content cc, custom

Table function

Use the following to display a table with the different possible namespace parameters:

{{#invoke:Namespace detect|table|talk=yes}}

To include the parameter for talk namespaces, use |talk=yes.

Porting to different wikis

This module is designed to be portable, and should work straight out of the box. Don't forget to import Module:Namespace detect/config and Module:Namespace detect/data over as well.

You can customize the module by editing the values on Module:Namespace detect/config. Instructions are available on that page.

Technical details

The module uses a data page at Module:Namespace detect/data. This page is loaded with mw.loadData, which means it is processed once per page rather than once per #invoke. This was done for performance reasons.

Credits

This module was taken from w:en:Module:Namespace detect.