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Adding tooltips
Adding an icon with a tooltip
Further Information
Provided by: Semantic MediaWiki
Minimum version: 1.4.0
Maximum version: still supported
Function: yes
Tag: no
Name: #info
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The parser function #info allows to add tooltips containing additional information or warnings.


{{#info: <text> | <icon> }}



The first parameter displays the text in the #info bubble and should only contain inline HTML elements. There is limited support for wikitext formatting such as bold, italics and internal links. No paragraphs, tables, lists or any other block elements are allowed. One should also avoid using empty lines (because empty line will terminate one paragraph and start another one) and equal signs (see the tips section). Refraining from those guidelines could lead to incorrect HTML code and rendering (e. g. part of text after empty line could be rendered in the page, not in the bubble).


In case a second parameter is passed onto to #info, it will influences the display of the icon. If an incorrect parameter is used then the parameter will be silently ignored, and the default info icon will be displayed instead.

Allowed values are:

Icon Description Example
info A blue icon with question mark; default
note A orange icon with exclamation mark.
warning A yellow icon with exclamation mark.


Code Result Comment
Some inline text {{#info:Text to be shown in a bubble.}} Some inline text
Text to be shown in a bubble.
Click on the icon to see the bubble.
Telephone number{{#info:Please enter it in the format e.g. +49-30-55874265|note}} Telephone number
Please enter it in the format e.g. +49-30-45084940
Available since Semantic MediaWiki 1.9.0
2011-02-29 {{#info:Incorrect date.|warning}} 2011-02-29
Incorrect date.
Available since Semantic MediaWiki 1.7.0

Related tips

See also

  • Help:Tooltip ← General information about tooltips and their usage in conjunction with Semantic MediaWiki.

This documentation page applies to all SMW versions from 1.9.0 to the most current version.

Help:Adding tooltips en 1.9.0