Last modified: 2012-02-09 22:46:33 UTC

Wikimedia Bugzilla is closed!

Wikimedia has migrated from Bugzilla to Phabricator. Bug reports should be created and updated in Wikimedia Phabricator instead. Please create an account in Phabricator and add your Bugzilla email address to it.
Wikimedia Bugzilla is read-only. If you try to edit or create any bug report in Bugzilla you will be shown an intentional error message.
In order to access the Phabricator task corresponding to a Bugzilla report, just remove "static-" from its URL.
You could still run searches in Bugzilla or access your list of votes but bug reports will obviously not be up-to-date in Bugzilla.
Bug 12653 - Honour protection status in Special:Import
Honour protection status in Special:Import
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Export/Import (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
:
: 20763 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 34278
Blocks:
  Show dependency treegraph
 
Reported: 2008-01-16 11:42 UTC by Purodha Blissenbach
Modified: 2012-02-09 22:46 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Attachments

Description Purodha Blissenbach 2008-01-16 11:42:31 UTC
Currently, the protection status of pages is ignored by Special:Import although Special:Export safes it.

Most understandably, this is a good default behavior.

Sometimes one needs protection status to be preserverd though, e.g. when a wiki need to be split, or when two wikis are merged.

Thus my suggestion is to add a switch (checkbox, or pair of radio buttons) to Special:Import which allows to select importing the protection record as well.

(Remark: I don't see the necessity, but maybe others do: there might be a need to select some sort of mapping of protections between the original and the importing wiki. Of yourse, this could as well be done running a simple string-search-and-replace over the intermediate xml data. I'd suggest, rather not to add mapping capabilities to Special:Import)
Comment 1 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-18 18:55:32 UTC
Mass compoment change: <some> -> Export/Import
Comment 2 Alexandre Emsenhuber [IAlex] 2009-09-22 10:47:24 UTC
*** Bug 20763 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.


Navigation
Links