Template:Dinogloss

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The {{dinogloss}} template is used to create links from a word or phrase to corresponding entry in the Glossary of dinosaur terms article.

It makes use of the <dfn> HTML element (as documented at the parent meta-template, Template:glossary link). The {{glossary link internal}} variant (commonly used with its shortcut {{gli}}, which does not use that markup (it is reserved for term entries), is usually used only inside the glossary itself, for cross-references to other entries within it, though it can also be used in other articles where the same term is linked twice because of article length (<dfn> should only be used once per term per page, as it means "this is the defining instance of this term on this page").

Usage[edit]

This template makes it very simple to add links, in article prose, talk pages, etc., to entries in the Glossary of dinosaur terms, a stand-alone glossary list article. It takes one or two parameters, depending on needs, as detailed below.

Syntax[edit]

If the text or phrase being linked matches a glossary entry (or an anchor present for a term—the glossary attempts to provide anchors for all alternate names, and grammatical variations), regardless of upper or lower case, you can simply use:

  • {{dinogloss|terms or phrase in article that is included in the glossary}}

If, however, the exact term or phrase is not present in the glossary directly or in an anchor, then you can "pipe" the link:

  • {{dinogloss|term in glossary|text in article}}

This template will also handle suffixes like plurals, etc., added onto entries:

  • {{dinogloss|text in article that is a term in glossary}}ized


In the Glossary of dinosaur terms itself, or for duplicate links in same article, use instead:

  • {{gli|term in glossary|text in article}}

Examples[edit]

The {{dinogloss|lamina}} of a vertebra is very prominent.

Result:     The lamina of a vertebra is very prominent.

Here, the term to be defined is covered at Glossary of dinosaur terms, so lamina is the first and only parameter needed.

The {{dinogloss|lamina|lamina}} of a vertebra is very prominent.

Result:     The lamina of a vertebra is very prominent.

Here the first parameter is the exact name of the term to be linked to in Glossary of dinosaur terms (or any alias of it as defined in the glossary with an {{anchor}}), and the second parameter is the text string to be wikilinked inside the article.