Template:Nowrap

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Template documentation

{{Nowrap}} or {{nowrap}} stops wrapping of specific text. It prevents word wraps (line breaks) within text or inside a link which contains spaces, hyphens ("-"), or, in some browsers, parentheses. The size of the nowrapped text becomes the minimum width of that paragraph and that can negatively influence the ability of the page to adapt to smaller screens, or alternate representations of the content.

Usage[edit]

{{Nowrap|these words stay together}}
{{Nowrap|a, b, c, or d.}}
{{Nowrap| merry-go-round }}
{{Nowrap| [[4-part harmony]] }}
{{Nowrap| [[Cascading Style Sheets|CSS]] }}
{{Nowrap| [[#Examples|Examples section]] }}

Examples[edit]

"They held {{Nowrap|10 kg (22 lb)}} in total."


May render like this:

They held 10 kg (22 lb)
in total.


Or like this:

They held
10 kg (22 lb) in total.


But not render like this:

They held 10 kg (22
lb) in total.
"He encountered {{Nowrap|a tiger}} in the woods."


May render like this:

He encountered a tiger
in the woods.


Or like this:

He encountered
a tiger in the woods.


But not like this:

He encountered a
tiger in the woods.

Handling equal-sign or bar[edit]

Templates have problems with parameter data that contains equal-signs "=" or vertical bars "|" (pipes). Note that this does not apply if the equal-sign "=" or vertical bar "|" is inside a wikilink or another template. However, there are workarounds:

For text that includes an equal-sign "=", precede the text with 1=, use a triple-brace unnamed parameter {{{|=}}}, or the {{=}} template. For example:

{{Nowrap|1=2 + 2 = 4}},
{{Nowrap|2 + 2 {{{|=}}} 4}}, or
{{Nowrap|2 + 2 {{=}} 4}}

which all render as this:

2 + 2 = 4.

For text that includes a vertical bar "|", escape the bar(s) with "|" or "{{!}}". For instance, put two bars "|6|" like this:

{{Nowrap|&#124;6&#124; < 7}}  or  {{Nowrap|{{!}}6{{!}} < 7}}

Which renders this:

|6| < 7

Technical details[edit]

The actual code that does the job is this HTML <span> tag that applies a class to the text inside the template:

<span class="nowrap">This text will not wrap</span>
The class nowrap receives the CSS property
white-space: nowrap;
in MediaWiki:Common.css.

TemplateData[edit]

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

Nowrap

Prevents word wraps (line breaks) within text or inside a link which contains spaces or hyphens (-).

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Text1

Text or link to be protected.

Stringrequired