I'll do this later.
EVElopedia Items Database Bug (Red Links)
I've always seen a bunch a red links around EVElopedia when linking to the "Items Database". Take this page for example. All of those red links actually point to an item in the "Items Database", yet they're red designating a non-existent page.
SNOOPING: So I did a bit of snooping around, and this is what I've come up with:
CONCLUSION/SUMMARY: The reason that they are red is because the EVElopedia code considers the wiki page as non-existant. It considers it non existant because it has yet to be manually edited, thus the wiki's database entry is NULL for that page. So why do we see information when navigating to that page? It seems that the CCP Devs have modified the MediaWiki source code to display info from two databases whenever you navigate to an "Items Database" page: the evelopedia wiki database (which is what the wiki queries) and the items database. It would seem that whenever you link to an items pages, the wiki software only checks to see if there's an entry for it in the wiki database and not the items database.
So, although the page exists to us, it does not exist to the EVElopdia source code, since the source code only checks for wiki content from the wiki database, not from the official items database.
SUGGESTION: My suggestion to Devs is to either:
I'd love to get a Dev's input on this. I've created a test page here using the examples from above if anyone wants to see this in action
Also, I have no idea if it's a known issue, and if it is, what the Dev's response has been. So if that's the case, then this is a moot point. =x
--Sable Blitzmann 07:50, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Test/Live Demo of Bug
Don't mind this section, it's just an area to test Wiki formatting and such
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