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.

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.

Main namespace articles

Example Results
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

Other namespace articles

Example Results
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

Subheadings within articles

Example Results
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.)
[[Softimage XSI extensions#<light> extra]]
Softimage XSI extensions#<light> extra

URLs

Example Results
URL displayed as link ("external link" icon appears automatically for all URL links).
http://www.collada.org
http://www.collada.org
URL displayed as automatically incremented number; particularly useful for references within an article.
[http://www.collada.org]
[http://www.khronos.org]
[1]
[2]
Text following URL displayed as link.
[http://www.collada.org Collada web site]
Collada web site

Capitalization

The wiki software is somewhat sensitive to capitalization: