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Bug 3380 - Moving an article into category namespace results in page loss (1.4)
Moving an article into category namespace results in page loss (1.4)
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: High major (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-09-07 07:43 UTC by Anthony Haller (TheStupidOne)
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:33 UTC (History)
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Description Anthony Haller (TheStupidOne) 2005-09-07 07:43:38 UTC
I am a sysop on said page, and was doing some page movemment when I lost a page.  I was attempting to move a normal 
article into the category namespace.  Looking at the new Category page, no edits were moved at all, and on the 
former page, all the edits are gone.  I was able to restore the corresponding talk page, but all attempts at 
restoring the article have failed.  Trying to undo the move results in "This action cannot be performed on this 
page.", even if I explicitly name ":Category:foo" in the get string.

Steps to reproduce bug.
1.  Select article "Foo" to be moved
2.  Enter in the new page name as ":Category:Foo"
3.  Look at the edit history for ":Category:Foo" and for "Foo"
4.  Attempt to undo the move
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-09-07 08:03:17 UTC
Note that this problem does not occur in 1.5.
Comment 2 Zigger 2006-01-15 12:36:48 UTC
& 1.6cvs prevents moving a page into the Category namespace -- : "Destination title is of a special type; cannot move pages
into that namespace."
Comment 3 Rob Church 2007-01-15 14:36:50 UTC
Old bug from an obsolete branch.

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