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

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

Basic usage

This template usually takes two parameters, like this:

{{main other | Article text | Other pages text }}

If the template is on a main space (article) page, it will return this:

Article 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 an article. Thus not adding other pages that just show the template to the category. Like this:

{{main other | [[Category:Some article fix-up category]] }}

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

{{main other | | This template should only be used in articles. }}

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

Advanced usage

This template works like {{main talk other}}, see full documentation there. Note that it detects article "Talk:" pages as type other. The test parameter demospace for this template understands the values main and other.

See also

Easy to use namespace-detection templates:

  • {{main other}} – For article templates.
  • {{talk other}} – For talk page templates.
  • {{image other}} – For image templates.
  • {{category other}} – For category templates.
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