[Wikipedia-l] better MOVE documentation?

Jan Hidders hidders at uia.ua.ac.be
Fri Aug 23 18:29:13 UTC 2002

On Fri, Aug 23, 2002 at 10:51:47AM -0700, lcrocker at nupedia.com wrote:
> Article histories are not stored as change records; they are
> constructed from stored revisions.  Moving an article doesn't
> create a revision--it actually renames the article record and
> all its revision records, so as far as the database is concerned
> the article has /always/ had the new name--it doesn't know any
> different.
> To keep a log of moves would require a new table to record them,
> and the changing the article history list to use that new table.
> Not a major obstacle, but not a quickie either.

Couldn't you just insert a dummy revision (which would become the latest
revison) with the edit text unchanged and the edit summary saying something
like "Moving 'X' to 'Y'"?

-- Jan Hidders

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