[Wikipedia-l] better MOVE documentation?

Jens Frank JeLuF at gmx.de
Fri Aug 23 18:34:17 UTC 2002

On Fri, Aug 23, 2002 at 10:51:47AM -0700, lcrocker at nupedia.com wrote:
> >koyaanisqatsi at nupedia.com wrote:
> >> Should we document the moving of a page from one location to 
> another in the article's history?  e.g. create a new line in the 
> history showing the time and user with an autogenerated comment 
> like "article moved from [[IMDb]] to [[Internet Movie Database]]"?
> >
> >YES YES YES, we should do that. Should be pretty straightforward.
> That's easy for you to say :-)
> 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.

I think you could create a revision identical to the existing one, 
just having a new comment.


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