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RE: Uploading to MediaWiki

From: Rotan Hanrahan <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 09:23:07 +0100
Message-ID: <D5306DC72D165F488F56A9E43F2045D30153259C@FTO.mobileaware.com>
To: <public-wiki-dev@w3.org>

I'm not planning to use the "export" feature, just the "import". What I
hope to do is to generate an XML file from my converted moinmoin pages.
This is why I need to know the details of the XML format. Sure, the DTD
helps me understand the syntax, but not the semantics. I think I have
guessed a fair amount of it, but there's still some grey area. For
example, the <id> element appears in a few places, but what is it for?
Does it have to be in some sequential order? What happens if the
contributor username doesn't correspond to a user on the uploading wiki?

While my guesses regarding the document semantics will probably work
fine, I'd rather not create a tool that was based on guesswork, no
matter how educated. If someone can point me to an authoritative
definition, that would be great. Even directing me to the right place in
the MediaWiki server source code could be helpful.


-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Ruttenberg [mailto:alanruttenberg@gmail.com] 
Sent: 26 October 2007 06:09
To: Sandro Hawke
Cc: Rotan Hanrahan; public-wiki-dev@w3.org
Subject: Re: Uploading to MediaWiki

I've use import/export.
I used it to move the OWL page from my prototype to the real thing,  
and to export/import help pages into the wiki.
Works pretty damned well. I was impressed. Keeps page histories and  

On Oct 25, 2007, at 9:50 PM, Sandro Hawke wrote:

> "Rotan Hanrahan" <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com> writes:
>> 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
>> server.
> You mean, "if you're a WikiMedia Foundation Certified Wiki  
> Engineer...."
> :-)
> Seriously, there are so many features I haven't yet noticed.  This is
> one.  Excellent....
>> 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.
> Certainly not I.  But yes, I'd be very inclined to use "import" for  
> the
> MoinMoin->MediaWiki migration.
>     -- Sandro
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