PHPMyadmin doesn't recognise views on drop, create: tries to handle like a table.
For example, I have a view_userinfo view, if I export the database, the query assoicated with the view is:
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS
(I prefer to create views with view_ prefix);
Same happens when I want to drop a view trough the myadmin's UI, it creates a "DROP TABLE view_name" query instead of "DROP VIEW view_name";
MyAdmin V: 3.5.7
MySql V: 5.0.51a-24+lenny5-log - (Debian)