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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)
All All
: Low enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 20763 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 34278
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Reported: 2008-01-16 11:42 UTC by Purodha Blissenbach
Modified: 2012-02-09 22:46 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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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. ***

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