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{{dablink|text}} formats text into the standard style for the JDOC:Hatnotes, a short note placed at the top of an article to provide disambiguation of closely related terms or summarise a topic, explaining its boundaries.

Contents

Other disambiguation templates

This template might not be the desired template for your applications. See Project:Otheruses templates (example usage) for a comparison and index of the alternatives.

Usage and purpose

This template is primarily used to add disambiguation links (dab is Wikipedia shorthand for "disambiguation") to the top of article pages. It places an HTML div- / div block around the material given as its only argument, which provides standardized formatting (contents are indented and italicized in most displays); it also isolates the contained code to make sure that it is interpreted correctly.

It is also used as the "meta-template" for additional specialized disambiguation link templates; see Project:Otheruses templates (example usage) for a list.

Note that contrary to what could be inferred from its name, this template does not automatically create links of any kind; links and any other additional formatting must be explicitly added.

Template contents

<div class="dablink">{{{1}}}</div>

Examples

These five examples demonstrate use of the {{indent}} family of templates to provide different forcing wrap effects. The last shows the effect of an embedded HTML '<br />' line break.

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{{dablink|See also [[Murphy's Law]], [[Finagle's Law]] and [[Murphy's laws of combat]]. For the album by British rock band [[Spear of Destiny (band)|Spear of Destiny]], see [[Sod's Law (Spear of Destiny album)]]}}

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Indent

{{dablink|See also [[Murphy's Law]], [[Finagle's Law]] and [[Murphy's laws of combat]]. {{I}}For the album by British rock band [[Spear of Destiny (band)|Spear of Destiny]], see [[Sod's Law (Spear of Destiny album)]]}}

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Bigger indent (nine spaces)

{{dablink|See also [[Murphy's Law]], [[Finagle's Law]] and [[Murphy's laws of combat]]. {{I|9}}For the album by British rock band [[Spear of Destiny (band)|Spear of Destiny]], see [[Sod's Law (Spear of Destiny album)]]}}

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Break with no indent

{{dablink|See also [[Murphy's Law]], [[Finagle's Law]] and [[Murphy's laws of combat]]. {{I0}}For the album by British rock band [[Spear of Destiny (band)|Spear of Destiny]], see [[Sod's Law (Spear of Destiny album)]]}}

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Break using <br/>

{{dablink|See also [[Murphy's Law]], [[Finagle's Law]] and [[Murphy's laws of combat]]. <br />For the album by British rock band [[Spear of Destiny (band)|Spear of Destiny]], see [[Sod's Law (Spear of Destiny album)]]}}

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