I've looked at this a bit more. There are more serious problems.
Apparently, no-one converted the 5.0 titles in the wiki to 5.1 when
"normalization" was turned on; there are pages that can't be accessed.
(!) for example, try this (Malayalam for "fish"):
that gets normalized to 5.1, which is a redirect to the 5.0 form (in
this case) which is normalized back to 5.1. (there is a variation in
the 5.0 form too that complicates it) The content page exists (I can
see it in the XML dump), but can't be accessed because there is no way
of referring to it.
Was it necessary to force the normalization to 5.1? I would think just
using the 5.1 forms by convention would be/would have been entirely
adequate? Maybe with a bit of bot conversion? (Moving 5.0 to 5.1
leaving redirects, converting text while leaving iwiki links alone.)
The present state apparently can't be bot-fixed, as (some) content
pages can't be read.
As it is, it is impossible to write valid iwiki language links to 5.0
forms on other wikis. One could create 5.1 redirects on the other
wikis and link to them; but that doesn't help cases like above where
one can't even access the content page. There are 998 of them (as of
the last XML dump, 3 April) in this state apparently.
Mind you, I'm not sure I have all the details right yet, and I'd like
to read through a current dump, now that they are running again.
On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 2:57 PM, Platonides <Platonides(a)gmail.com> wrote:
We should probably normalise to 5.1 on all wikis.
I can view the 5.0 characters but not the 5.1 ones, though.
someone tell me where in the server code this is done? I have not been
able to find it. Then I can understand a bit better, possibly just fix
it in the bot code somehow, or suggest a fix server-side.
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