Last modified: 2007-03-30 15:46:38 UTC

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Bug 1748 - Special:Export - create error message if #revisions exceeds limit for export
Special:Export - create error message if #revisions exceeds limit for export
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-03-24 15:32 UTC by El
Modified: 2007-03-30 15:46 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description El 2005-03-24 15:32:26 UTC
Every attempt to export a long page history (>>100 revisions, eg. de:Bier, 1400
fails with either

Sorry- we have a problem...
The wikimedia web server didn't return any response to your request.

or, sometimes,


How about options like "limit" and "offset"? The following URL could then be
used to export the first 100 revisions.
Comment 1 Raimond Spekking 2006-07-04 09:03:36 UTC
Update after implementation of r15101:

- No error "Sorry- we have a problem..." anymore

- If number of revisions exceeds the limit of 100, Special:Export delivers the
<siteinfo>...</siteinfo> section only.

Possible solutions:

1. See initial comment of El (limit and offset)
2. Create error message "Too many revisions, no export incl. revisions
possible." or something else

If 1. is too complicate/expensive I prefer 2 as a faster solution. Summary updated.

Comment 2 El 2007-03-30 15:46:38 UTC
MediaWiki API now provides the desired functionality.

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