[Mediawiki-l] Removing a custom namespace?

Daniel Barrett danb at VistaPrint.com
Tue Jan 25 21:57:37 UTC 2011

What is the safest way to remove a custom namespace after all its articles have been deleted? If we just remove it from $wgExtraNamespaces, there will still be database entries (e.g., in the archive table) that reference the old namespace number, and I don't know if this will cause problems or not.

The official documentation isn't much help:

In the worst case, we can rename the namespace to "OBSOLETE" and make it read-only, or play tricks with Apache redirects, etc., but I'd prefer something cleaner. Thanks.


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