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Re: Migrating attachments

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 19:25:31 -0400
Message-Id: <B5332B25-C90D-428B-8BE8-B0B69C3B45AB@gmail.com>
Cc: <public-wiki-dev@w3.org>
To: "Rotan Hanrahan" <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com>

On Oct 19, 2007, at 3:59 PM, Rotan Hanrahan wrote:

> Hi Alan,
>
> Just one last comment before I shut down for the night (I'm in
> Europe)...
>
> I could certainly use "." instead of "/" but don't see any real reason
> for it. MediaWiki doesn't necessarily assume that "/" means a sub- 
> page.
> In the main pages it just assumes "/" is part of the name.  
> Consider, for
> example, a page on the CC/PP specification. :)

You're probably right. I'm reflexively afraid that somewhere it will  
not understand this, but perhaps the time to worry about such things  
are finally passed.

> Anyway, when the time comes, I'll try to make as much of the script
> configurable as I can, including separators for generated attachment
> URLs.

Excellent :)

> ---Rotan.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-wiki-dev-request@w3.org
> [mailto:public-wiki-dev-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Alan Ruttenberg
> Sent: 19 October 2007 20:01
> To: Rotan Hanrahan
> Cc: public-wiki-dev@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Migrating attachments
>
>
> Can you prepend the new name with the path of the old file (change
> "/" to ".") ?
> Would like it if html uploads were allowed as well, btw.
>
> -Alan
>
> On Oct 19, 2007, at 2:39 PM, Rotan Hanrahan wrote:
>
>> Next problem...
>>
>> In moinmoin, attachments are associated with the page to which they
>> were attached. In MediaWiki, the attachments belong to a flat
>> space. This means that moinmoin attachments that have the same
>> filename will cause clashes in MediaWiki space. Images and general
>> media have their own "image:" and "media:" spaces in MediaWiki, but
>> both are flat. To preserve the association with the parent page on
>> moinmoin, the names of the attachments will have to change
>> accordingly.
>>
>> Furthermore, uploading attachments to MediaWiki is not
>> straightforward, as it seems that MediaWiki doesn't have a general
>> attachment mechanism. If MediaWiki doesn't recognise the file
>> extension then you can't upload it. For example, to configure
>> MediaWiki to permit the upload of PDF "images", you add the
>> following configuration:
>>
>>
>> $wgFileExtensions[] = 'pdf';
>>
>>
>> One of the most common attachment types is Zip compressed files.
>> These need to be handled specially, with the following
>> configuration (assuming the server is on a un*x system):
>>
>> $wgMimeDetectorCommand = 'file -bi';
>>
>> This is far from perfect because one has to anticipate the file
>> extensions, or decide not to port certain file types. I find this a
>> little disappointing, but hope that someone out there has a better
>> idea.
>>
>> ---Rotan
>>
>
>
>
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