Summary: Special:Import ignoring destination namespace,
                    providing incorrect source in logs
           Product: MediaWiki
           Version: 1.17
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Normal
         Component: Export/Import
            Blocks: 26611

Transwiki imports are not working correctly since the update to 1.17 at

Importing a page from the Category namespace at Wikipedia results in imports
only to the Category namespace even if another destination namespace is

Importing a page from the mainspace goes to mainspace even if Transwiki
namespace is selected as destination.  You get the idea.

Additionally, if a different destination namespace is selected, the import log
shows "X revisions from w:<Destination namespace>:<Page name>", breaking
attribution because the page imported doesn't exist at that namespace in the
source wiki.

In the linked log you can see on February 7 v:Help:Quiz was imported to
b:Transwiki:Quiz, but after the upgrade, the import on February 15 sent "w:Wet
weather driving" to mainspace and showed "w:Transwiki:Wet weather driving" as
the source.  That should have been where it was supposed to go.

Seems like some inputs are getting reversed.  Imports only work as expected if
source and destination namespaces match.

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