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Module:Ns has subpages

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This module finds whether a given namespace can have subpages.


From wikitext

From wikitext this module must be used via the {{ns has subpages}} template. Please see the template page for documentation.

From Lua

Usually Lua modules should use mw.site.namespaces[namespace].hasSubpages rather than this module. But if you have a good reason, it can be accessed like this:

Load the module:

local mNsHasSubpages = require('Module:Ns has subpages')

The subpage information can be found with the ._main function:

mNsHasSubpages._main(ns, frame)
  • ns is the namespace name, number, or a page name. It defaults to the current namespace.
  • frame is a frame object with which we can call frame:callParserFunction if necessary. This is optional, and intended for internal use.

-- This module implements [[Template:Ns has subpages]].
-- While the template is fairly simple, this information is made available to
-- Lua directly, so using a module means that we don't have to update the
-- template as new namespaces are added.

local p = {}

function p._main(ns, frame)
	-- Get the current namespace if we were not passed one.
	if not ns then
		ns = mw.title.getCurrentTitle().namespace

	-- Look up the namespace table from mw.site.namespaces. This should work
	-- for a majority of cases.
	local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[ns]

	-- Try using string matching to get the namespace from page names.
	-- Do a quick and dirty bad title check to try and make sure we do the same
	-- thing as {{NAMESPACE}} in most cases.
	if not nsTable and type(ns) == 'string' and not ns:find('[<>|%[%]{}]') then
		local nsStripped = ns:gsub('^[_%s]*:', '')
		nsStripped = nsStripped:gsub(':.*$', '')
		nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[nsStripped]

	-- If we still have no match then try the {{NAMESPACE}} parser function,
	-- which should catch the remainder of cases. Don't use a mw.title object,
	-- as this would increment the expensive function count for each new page
	-- tested.
	if not nsTable then
		frame = frame or mw.getCurrentFrame()
		local nsProcessed = frame:callParserFunction('NAMESPACE', ns)
		nsTable = nsProcessed and mw.site.namespaces[nsProcessed]
	return nsTable and nsTable.hasSubpages

function p.main(frame)
	local ns = frame:getParent().args[1]
	if ns then
		ns = ns:match('^%s*(.-)%s*$') -- trim whitespace
		ns = tonumber(ns) or ns
	local hasSubpages = p._main(ns, frame)
	return hasSubpages and 'yes' or ''

return p