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Bug 12463 - Page listed under incorrect namespace in watchlist editor
Page listed under incorrect namespace in watchlist editor
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Watchlist (Other open bugs)
1.12.x
All All
: Low normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks: 23430
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Reported: 2007-12-31 11:01 UTC by Huji
Modified: 2014-11-15 04:21 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Huji 2007-12-31 11:01:48 UTC
I'm pretty certain this is not a MediaWiki bug, but one induced by the namespace settings on English Wikipedia. (I couldn't reproduce it on my local wiki, for example).

This image shows what I see in "Edit watchlist" page:



As you see, there is a deleted page in Wikiepdia namespace, which is incorrectly listed under (main) namespace. This only happens to this one page. If I add new pages from Wikipedia or WP namespace, they get listed correctly. All pages from Wikipedia namespace which weren't deleted were also listed under the correct namespace (before I purged my watchlist to take this snapshot). I'm afraid this only happens to those pages in WP namespace which are now deleted. I also belive this has something to do with the recent changes in English Wikipedia namespace system, which made WP and alias of Wikipedia namesapce.

If there is some more information I can provide, I'd be glad to.
Comment 1 Huji 2007-12-31 11:02:40 UTC
Oops, image link missing: http://i14.tinypic.com/89vlg89.png
Comment 2 Roan Kattouw 2007-12-31 11:22:35 UTC
I suspect [[Wikipedia:MOVIE]] was originally [[WP:MOVIE]] and hence was in the main namespace. Can you check whether [[WP:MOVIE]] was deleted before or after the WP->Wikipedia aliasing?
Comment 3 Huji 2007-12-31 19:43:17 UTC
Yes is was. We already have Wikipedia:MOVIE (it is not deleted over time). It is the WP:MOVIE one, which is now shown as Wikipedia:MOVIE, and was deleted on some time, that "I cannot know of".

I really think we should move this bug to MediaWiki bugs category now. It is a bug of MediaWiki that after creating an alias from WP to Wikipedia, we cannot even see the history or logs of WP:MOVIE (just try http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&page=WP:MOVIE and see how it goes to Wikipedia:MOVIE automatically). Can someone move this bug arround please?
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2007-12-31 22:12:39 UTC
namespaceDupes & co need to be updated to hit other tables including watchlist; cf bug 10171
Comment 5 Siebrand Mazeland 2009-02-02 11:45:46 UTC
Changed component to "Watchlist"
Comment 6 Huji 2010-07-10 10:31:50 UTC
After more than two years from Brion's comment, the bug is still present.

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