On 16/12/10 23:10, Joseph Reagle wrote:
On Wednesday, December 15, 2010, Tim Starling wrote:
There were some changes made to the page text
that weren't represented
in diff_log, specifically changing certain camel-case links to free
It appears my problems were related to some CR/LF issues not round-tripping
between diff and patch, but I hope to be able to address that. And yes, in addition to
some of the CamelCase issues, I expect another problem is that if a page is blanked
"Describe the new page here." will reappear outside of the diff_log.
I don't think that will be a problem. But there are other problems
that I've encountered.
UseMod had a deletion feature. It turns out to be easy enough to skip
deleted pages, since they don't have a corresponding entry in rclog.
It also had an admin-only rename feature, which optionally fixed links
in all pages. This accounts for the free link changes I was seeing
earlier. And it had a link replacement feature which could be invoked
without a page move. These features were rarely used, due to the
arcane interface, usually people just moved pages by copying and
pasting. But during the free-link conversion, a lot of pages were
renamed using the admin-only feature.
All these admin-only features were unlogged, but it turns out to be
possible to reconstruct page moves, because when a page was moved, its
name was updated in rclog but not in diff_log. By finding the first
diff_log entry with the new name, you can roughly work out when the
page moves were done.
Anyway, I'm developing a script which will import the dump into a
modified MediaWiki instance, the idea being that I can then export XML
from it. Once it works, I'll upload the XML to somewhere. I'm not sure
when that will be.
-- Tim Starling