Template:Str ≥ len

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This is the {{str ≥ len}} meta-template.

It helps other templates check if a string is "longer or equally long" vs. "shorter" than a given length.


This template takes 3 to 4 unnamed parameters.

Here is how to check if the string "abcde" is 4 characters or more:

{{str ≥ len | abcde | 4
| Equal or longer.
| Shorter.

Which returns this:

Equal or longer.

Templates have a problem to handle parameter data that contains equal signs "=". But that is easily solved by using numbered parameters. Here we check if the string "ab=cde" is 100 characters or more:

{{str ≥ len 
| 1 = ab=cde 
| 2 = 100
| 3 = Equal "=" or longer.
| 4 = Shorter, not "=".

Which returns this:

Shorter, not "=".

It probably is a good habit to always use the numbered parameters, since you might not know beforehand exactly how the data will look that your template will feed to this meta-template.


Detailed parameter explanation:

{{str ≥ len 
| 1 = A string, 0-500 characters long.
| 2 = 0 - 500
| 3 = Data to return/render when "longer than or equally long".
| 4 = Data to return/render when "shorter than".

Empty or undefined strings are considered to be of 0 length. Strings longer than 500 are not truncated to 500.

Length values below 0 are considered to be 0. Length values above 500 are considered to be 500.

Thus a string of 500 length or more are always considered to be "longer than or equally long", no matter what length value it is compared with.

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