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RE: Uploading to MediaWiki

From: Rotan Hanrahan <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 17:46:55 +0100
Message-ID: <D5306DC72D165F488F56A9E43F2045D30153252E@FTO.mobileaware.com>
To: <public-wiki-dev@w3.org>


According to [1], there's a Perl module for parsing the XML export.
Looks like my spare time just got filled.


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Export

-----Original Message-----
From: Rotan Hanrahan 
Sent: 25 October 2007 17:37
To: Rotan Hanrahan; public-wiki-dev@w3.org
Subject: RE: Uploading to MediaWiki

There is one other thing I wanted to point out...

If you are a WikiMedia Sysop you'll know about the import/export
feature. This enables you to export any existing WikiMedia pages as an
XML archive, and also to import such XML archives into a WikiMedia

I am considering this option instead of the HTTP mechanism illustrated
in the code I previously attached.

BUT... I don't know anything about the WikiMedia import/export XML
format. (Although as a Sysop on my test server, I can easily get

Has anyone got any experience using the import/export feature? If so,
this is something I'd be very interested to know about because this
mechanism can preserve timestamps and other metadata.


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