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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
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
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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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Description El 2005-03-24 15:32:26 UTC
Every attempt to export a long page history (>>100 revisions, eg. de:Bier, 1400
revisions)
fails with either

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

or, sometimes,

<html><body></body></html>

How about options like "limit" and "offset"? The following URL could then be
used to export the first 100 revisions.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spezial:Export?action=submit&pages=Bier&limit=100&offset=0
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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