This template is primarily used to add a correctly formatted hatnote to a page. Often, but not always, this is a disambiguation link at the top of article pages. It places an HTML
div block around the text entered as its only argument, which provides standardized formatting (contents are indented and italicized in most displays); it also isolates the contained code to make sure that it is interpreted correctly.
This template is also used as the "meta-template" for additional specialized disambiguation link templates; see Wikipedia:Otheruses templates (example usage) for a list.
The template does not automatically create links of any kind. Links and other desired formatting must be explicitly added, using normal Wiki markup.
The code used in this template includes:
The only required parameter is the desired text to be displayed in the hatnote. It is passed as the first and only parameter in the template.