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Bug 10198 - Pages in Wikiversity namespace lost after creation of "Wikiversity" interwiki link prefix
Pages in Wikiversity namespace lost after creation of "Wikiversity" interwiki...
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Interwiki links (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-06-08 15:31 UTC by Andrew Whitworth
Modified: 2007-06-26 21:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Andrew Whitworth 2007-06-08 15:31:34 UTC
This problem is for

Several pages in the "Wikiversity:" namespace are now lost after the "Wikiversity:" interwiki prefix was created. Some (but not all) of these pages are:

[[Wikiversity:School of Education]]
[[Wikiversity:School of Education/Educational Practice on School Education]]
[[Wikiversity:School of Education/Unschooling]]
[[Wikiversity:School of Education/Democratic Education]]
[[Wikiversity:School of Education/Home Education]]
[[Wikiversity:School of Education/Becoming a teacher]]
[[Wikiversity:School of Education/Skills about Teaching]]

And related pages. I was told on #Mediawiki to request the "namespace cleanup script" be run.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-06-11 21:19:55 UTC
It should be run for all wikis that have pages prefixed with Wikiversity:, ideally, or at least all the Wikibookses.  I'm told it's a problem at nl-books too.
Comment 2 JeLuF 2007-06-25 04:16:04 UTC
The cleanup script will not fix this. It only fixes pages that are lost due to the creation of a namespace.

The pages have to be renamed in order to make them accessible. Please tell me how the pages should be named.
Comment 3 Peter van Londen 2007-06-25 10:44:24 UTC
For the Dutch Wikibooks (
* should be renamed Wikiversity/Nederlands
The page is now inaccesible.

Thanks Londenp
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2007-06-25 14:46:32 UTC
Note that:
a) namespaceDupes will happily fix them if you give the conflicting prefix explicitly
b) it ought to be improved to automatically handle listed interwiki prefixes as well as namespaces
Comment 5 Andrew Whitworth 2007-06-26 18:03:08 UTC
If the cleanup script cannot fix these pages, can you rename them to "Wikiversity/XXX"? Is the rename process something that we can do ourselves in some way, or do we need developer intervention?
Comment 6 Brion Vibber 2007-06-26 21:23:02 UTC
Ok, namespaceDupes.php updated to better handle interwiki issues in r23437.

I've auto-cleaned up the affected pages on en.wikibooks, they now start with prefix 'Wikiversity-' and can be seen at:
(don't forget that final - if bugzilla strips it from the link!)

Probably the affected pages should be moved to Wikiversity if not already done, and redirected.

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