[Mediawiki-l] Removing a custom namespace?

Platonides Platonides at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 00:32:26 UTC 2011

Daniel Barrett wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Using_custom_namespaces#Removing_custom_namespaces
> 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.
> DanB

It shouldn't matter having those inaccessible entries, but if it bothers
you, you can change that namespace number for the name of another,
exisisting one.

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