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Infobox templates contain facts and statistics that are common to related articles. For instance, all animals have a scientific classification (species, family and so on), as well as a conservation status. Adding a taxonomy infobox to articles on animals therefore makes it easier to quickly find such information and to compare it with that of other articles.
 
Infobox templates contain facts and statistics that are common to related articles. For instance, all animals have a scientific classification (species, family and so on), as well as a conservation status. Adding a taxonomy infobox to articles on animals therefore makes it easier to quickly find such information and to compare it with that of other articles.
   
Infobox templates are like fact sheets, or sidebars, in magazine articles. They quickly summarize important points in an easy-to-read format. However, they are ''not'' "statistics" tables in that they are only supposed to summarize material from an article—the information should still be present in the main text, because it may not be possible for some readers to access the contents of the infobox or may not be the way the reader prefers to access the information.
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Infobox templates are like fact sheets, or sidebars, in magazine articles. They quickly summarize important points in an easy-to-read format. However, they are ''not'' "statistics" tables in that they are only supposed to summarize material from an article—the information should still be present in the main text, because it may not be possible for some readers to access the contents of the infobox or may not be the way that the reader prefers to access the information.
   
   

Revision as of 15:07, August 12, 2011

Infobox title
Example
Row 1 Item 1
Row 2 Item 2
Row 3 Item 3
Row 4 Item 4

An infobox is a table designed to be added to the top of articles to consistently present a summary of some unifying aspect that the articles share and to improve navigation to other interrelated articles.

What do infoboxes do?

Infobox templates contain facts and statistics that are common to related articles. For instance, all animals have a scientific classification (species, family and so on), as well as a conservation status. Adding a taxonomy infobox to articles on animals therefore makes it easier to quickly find such information and to compare it with that of other articles.

Infobox templates are like fact sheets, or sidebars, in magazine articles. They quickly summarize important points in an easy-to-read format. However, they are not "statistics" tables in that they are only supposed to summarize material from an article—the information should still be present in the main text, because it may not be possible for some readers to access the contents of the infobox or may not be the way that the reader prefers to access the information.


Examples

See also

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