Help:Linking within wiki articles

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A Wiki link is an easily formatted link to other articles within the wiki or external to the wiki site.

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[edit] Examples

You can either use the name of an article as a link, or you can pipe the link so that text appears that is different from the article's title. Links to external sites are formatted - and appear slightly differently.

[edit] Main namespace articles

Link format Looks like
Basic link to article title (see capitalization info below).
[[wiki]]
wiki
Plurals and other suffixes adjacent to the link display as part of the link.
[[wiki]]s
wikis
Adjacent suffixes display as part of the link, but not prefixes.
re[[wiki]]fication
rewikification
Piping: Display the text after the vertical bar as the link text.
[[wiki|some wiki software]]
some wiki software

[edit] Other namespace articles

Link format Looks like
Full namespace title displayed as link.
[[Help:Adding an article]]
Help:Adding an article
Shortcut to suppress namespace when displaying link.
[[Help:Adding an article|]]
Adding a new article

[edit] Subheadings within articles

Link format Looks like
Use HTML notation for a named link within a document; the subheading of the article is the link. (You do not need to encode spaces or special characters.)
[[Oracle database#Currently supported versions]]
Oracle database#Currently supported versions

[edit] URLs

Link format Looks like
URL displayed as link ("external link" icon appears automatically for all URL links).
http://www.orafaq.com
http://www.orafaq.com
URL displayed as automatically incremented number; particularly useful for references within an article.
[http://www.orafaq.com]
[http://www.oracle.com]
[1]
[2]
Text following URL displayed as link.
[http://www.orafaq.com OraFAQ web site]
OraFAQ web site

[edit] Capitalization

The wiki software is somewhat sensitive to capitalization:

  • To make it easier to use article titles in sentences, the first character of a title is not case sensitive; for example, wiki and Wiki go to the same article; so do Oracle and oracle.
  • The rest of the letters are case sensitive. For example, Oracle and ORACLE do not go to the same article; neither do SQL and sql.