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This is the {{file other}} meta-template.

{{image other}} redirects here and can be used as an alternative name for this template.

This template helps other templates detect what type of page they are on.


This template usually takes two parameters, like this:

{{file other | File page text | Other pages text }}

If the template is on a file (image) page, it will return this:

File page text

If the template is on any other page, it will return this:

Other pages text

A typical usage case could be to make it so that a template only adds a category when on file pages. Thus not adding other pages that just show the template. Like this:

{{file other | [[Category:Some file maintenance category]] }}

Or to warn that a template should not be used on other pages:

{{file other | | This template should only be used on file (image) pages. }}

Note that in the first case above the "other" parameter was not used, and in the second example the "file" parameter was left empty.


For testing and demonstration purposes this template can take a parameter named demospace: if it has the values file or other it makes the template behave as if it is on a page of that type; if the parameter is empty or undefined, the actual page type determines the result. Like this:

{{file other 
| File page text 
| Other pages text 
| demospace = file

No matter on what kind of page the code above is used it will return this:

File page text

For backwards compatibility this template also understands the old value "demospace=image", which has the same meaning as "demospace=file". But using image is now deprecated.

Technical details

This template detects "File talk:" pages as type other.

Namespace "Image" was renamed to "File" on 11 December 2008. This template was updated to understand both names well before that, thus it still works fine.

This template works like {{main talk other}}, for more examples and technical details see full documentation there.

See also

Easy to use namespace-detection templates:

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