I'm generating a few lists of articles on the
Toolserver, and I can't
seem to figure out how to detect if an article has been deleted. I
don't want to include those articles in my lists. Is there an easy way
This depends on what you're trying to detect, actually.
If a page has been deleted, it simply does not appear in the page table.
If you wish to distinguish between "has been deleted" and "never existed
all", then you must check the archive table (probably not available on
toolserver) or the deletion log in the logging table (not necessarily as
accurate due to renamings or age).
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com