You're probably best of creating a separate install for each
department. Namespaces aren't really meant to work like folders, and
you'll end up with collisions when you go to use categories.
Also, I would recommend using a more recent version of MediaWiki.
On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 5:11 PM, Josh Enders <jenders(a)zoosk.com> wrote:
We've been using MediaWiki 1.15 in our organization for a few months
without categories or custom namespaces. We've finally accumulated
enough articles for patterns to appear and we've decided to begin
organization. I've created some custom namespaces for several
departments but I'm confused on the usage of categories.
My question is, how do you avoid category namespace collisions from
multiple custom namespaces? When I use the [[:Category:foo]] syntax,
the category is created in the Category namespace that is shared among
all namespaces. When I use the [[:namespace:foo]] syntax only a normal
page is created. This presents a problem when two custom namespaces
want to use the same Category title.
Is there a way to accomplish this or will I need to create a separate
installation for each department?
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