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Bug 14790 - Special:Export remove "Category:" (or local name) from text box
Special:Export remove "Category:" (or local name) from text box
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2008-07-11 17:21 UTC by Sam Reed (reedy)
Modified: 2010-05-15 16:03 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Sam Reed (reedy) 2008-07-11 17:21:36 UTC
Would it be possible for when the user presses "Add" that if they have put "Category:" (or whatever the localised version is), that it is removed by the software

I've done it a couple of times with it in, and then am like WTF when it doesnt work

Comment 1 Sam Reed (reedy) 2008-07-11 18:43:46 UTC
Changing to Enhancement (as it isnt really a bug)
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2008-07-30 23:19:36 UTC
I'd say this is a real bug, since we usually accept such things with namespace prefixes with no problem.

Steps to reproduce:

1) Go to

2) In "Add pages to from category" box type "Category:Long Island"

3) Click "Add" button

Expected results:

A bunch of pages from should be listed in the export page list box.

Actual results:

No pages are listed.


Type "Long Island" without the "Category:" namespace prefix.

Suggested fix:

Normalize the category name more sensible in Special:Export, so that category names are accepted both with and without the 'Category:' prefix.
Comment 3 Sam Reed (reedy) 2008-07-31 09:20:59 UTC
Cheers Brion,

I suppose, its only a case of sending it to a function thats already written and having the normalised title sent back
Comment 4 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-11 21:55:40 UTC
Fixed in r39184.

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