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This template provides a quick way to mention an XML-style tag in a preformatted way. Mainly used in discussion/help pages.


  • first parameter(mandatory) the name of the HTML tag
  • second parameter — what type of tag to display:
    • p or pair(default) display a matched pair of open-and-close tags: <font>...</font>
      • To suppress the ellipsis which appears between the tags, add an empty |content= parameter
    • o or open – display only the opening tag of an open-and-close pair: <span>
    • c or close – display only the closing tag of an open-and-close pair: </span>
    • s or single – display a single tag: <br />
  • content= — the text content of the tags
  • params= — any parameters to be included in the opening tag


  • {{tag|ref}} ? <ref>...</ref>
  • {{tag|ref|content=}} ? <ref></ref>
  • {{tag|ref|content=hello}} ? <ref>hello</ref>
  • {{tag|font|content=foo}} ? <font>foo</font>
  • {{tag|font|open}} ? <font>
  • {{tag|font|open|content=hello}} ? <font>hello
  • {{tag|span|close|content=hello}} ? hello</span>
  • {{tag|span|pair|content=hello}} ? <span>hello</span>
  • {{tag|ref|open|params=group="note"}} ? <ref group="note">
  • {{tag|references|single}} ? <references />
  • {{tag|br|single}} ? <br />

See also

  • {{HTMLElement}}
  • {{XMLElement}}
  • {{xtag}} adds a MediaWiki parser or extension tag that links to the extension page.
  • The #tag: parserfunction generates working tags.