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Category widget wrongly claims category has no description page
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User-Agent: Google Chrome on Mac.

  1. Edit page on
  2. Page options -> Categories.
  3. Paste "Category:WMF Projects" in input field.
  4. Select "WMF Projects"

Blue link.

Red link with caption "This category lacks a description page."

Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 03.14.11.png (350×760 px, 40 KB)

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Note that the input field takes values both with and without a "Category:" prefix. Both work produce the expected result in the edit, but when omitting the prefix and typing the category manually, it does work as expected and the bug does not occur.

It seems we consistently normalise it in the data model, but forget it in the UI.

Change 220935 had a related patch set uploaded (by Alex Monk):
Get rid of Category: prefix when looking up categories from the API

Jdforrester-WMF assigned this task to Krenair.
Jdforrester-WMF triaged this task as Medium priority.
Jdforrester-WMF edited a custom field.
Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from Nominated to Done on the VisualEditor 2014/15 Q4 blockers board.

Change 220935 merged by jenkins-bot:
Get rid of Category: prefix when looking up categories from the API