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using "from=" in category urls can incorrectly say that categories are empty
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In current Wikimedia version of Mediawiki using category urls with "from=Something" will say that the category is empty if all sortkeys are aphabetically smaller than "Something". And no "previous 200 link" is shown.
Example: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategori:Spelare_i_FK_Austria_Wien?from=T&uselang=en

Similar problem can be seen for the subcat, page, and media sections of a category if the new "subcatfrom=", "pagefrom=", and "filefrom=" parameters or old "from=" parameter is greater than all sort keys in a section. Then that section and its previous link is not shown.

The "until", "subcatuntil", "pageuntil", and "fileuntil" parameters have the same bug (but in the other direction).


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Severity: normal

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 22 2014, 12:00 AM
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Lejonel created this task.Jan 14 2012, 2:53 PM
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The erroneous message is in "MediaWiki:Category-empty", and in English, it gives this incorrect message: "There are no pages or files in this category."

On this "no pages or files" results page, there are also no "previous page / next page" links, even though there should be a "previous page" link if you are at the end of the alphabet or a "next page" link if you are at the beginning of the alphabet.