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Bug 6646 - Indicate if an import failed due to revision limit on export
Indicate if an import failed due to revision limit on export
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Export/Import (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low normal with 5 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 15907 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-07-12 11:03 UTC by Raimond Spekking
Modified: 2014-07-25 12:31 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Raimond Spekking 2006-07-12 11:03:20 UTC
Please create an errormessage if the import fails due to exceeding the limit of
versions (actual > 100).

The messages now are very confusing:

- Importing pages...
- No pages to import.
- Import succeeded!

Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-12-03 04:35:18 UTC
This isn't quite as simple as it seems; the error message is thrown because the
XML stream coming from the "other wiki" appears to contain no page records or
revisions. This might be for reasons other than the source page having too many

Injecting something into the exported stream in this case sounds a bit iffy to me.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-12-23 23:39:48 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Injecting something into the exported stream in this case sounds a bit iffy to me.

Although doing it in an "XML-compatible" manner, e.g.

<error type="toomanyrevisions" />

wouldn't be too bad.
Comment 3 Melancholie 2008-05-04 21:07:33 UTC
At the moment the message "Import failed: Could not open import file" is shown in the case when too many revisions are to be imported. No import at all is done then.
Does someone know what the current limit of revisions is?

The answer would fix Bug 7032, too ;-)
Comment 4 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-18 18:47:32 UTC
Mass compoment change: <some> -> Export/Import
Comment 5 kimmo.virtanen 2011-08-19 15:39:04 UTC
Least in Finnish wikipedia export seems to export only first 100~ revisions and then skips the rest. One cannot export whole article history.
Comment 6 Nemo 2013-12-16 09:33:21 UTC
*** Bug 15907 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 This, that and the other (TTO) 2014-07-25 12:31:20 UTC
For reference, this seems to be talking about transwiki import (not XML-upload) hitting the revision limit on the export side, and this fact not being mentioned on the import side.

If only Special:Import used the API!

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