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Google Code-in 2013 Wikimedia

UploadWizard UI cannot query categories when the user adds the "category:" prefix

completed by: Theo Patt

mentors: Quim Gil

UploadWizard is an extension that allows a user to upload multiple files with a step-by-step JavaScript wizard. See also:Upload Wizard description page on Wikimedia Commons.

Currently it has this little problem:

User should be able to type:
*Localized namespaces (e.g. Catégorie:Foo if a french wiki)

And have the exact same behaviour. (For example like in

One gotcha to watch out for is things like:

Which should still be interpreted as Category:User:Foo

See this bug report for more information:
Bug 56273 - UploadWizard UI can not query category which has "category:" prefix

Please ask any questions in the bug report. You will have better chances for quicker and better answers from the project maintainers and other community contributors.

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