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Bug 2132 - Categories should not be able to include themselves
Categories should not be able to include themselves
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 15088
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Categories (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal minor with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-05-10 04:47 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2009-09-25 08:32 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-05-10 04:47:12 UTC

I had the impression that selfinclusion of categories was "filtered out" some
time ago.
shows that life allows selfinclusion (again).

Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 1 Zigger 2005-06-07 03:06:13 UTC
This occurs in versions 1.3.13, 1.4.5 and 1.5-cvs.
Dropping Severity to minor, as the problem is avoidable and doesn't seem to
break anything.
Comment 2 Jakob Voss 2006-01-25 19:24:15 UTC
Selfinclusion for categories is annoying but common in most Wikipedias.
Something like Special:Categorycircles is more helpful than forbiding them (Erik
Zachte provides circular categories detection in his stats) 
Comment 3 Mihai Floran 2006-01-25 19:25:39 UTC
Selfinclusion may be useful for the biggest category in the project... the base,
Comment 4 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-02-01 21:09:40 UTC
Updated original url because "Betawiki" was moved.

See also [[wikt:yi:category:bugzilla/02132]].

Links generated due to selfinclusion are "selfreferencing" links. Should these
be bold?

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 5 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-02-14 20:04:36 UTC
Redirects from one category 'foo' to another category 'bar' are allowed.
At the moment the redirected category 'foo' will be a subcategory of the target
category 'bar'. This is no 100% self inclusion but very closed to this.

The irritating problem is that clicking on such a link (to the redirecting
category 'foo') will display the same results as before i.e the content of 'bar'
with th only small indication "Redirect from 'foo'".
Comment 6 Jamie Hari 2007-11-15 01:58:37 UTC
Still a problem in MW 1.11.0.
Comment 7 Alexandre Emsenhuber [IAlex] 2009-09-25 08:32:58 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 15088 ***

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