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Honour protection status in Special:Import
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Currently, the protection status of pages is ignored by Special:Import although Special:Export safes it.

Most understandably, this is a good default behavior.

Sometimes one needs protection status to be preserverd though, e.g. when a wiki need to be split, or when two wikis are merged.

Thus my suggestion is to add a switch (checkbox, or pair of radio buttons) to Special:Import which allows to select importing the protection record as well.

(Remark: I don't see the necessity, but maybe others do: there might be a need to select some sort of mapping of protections between the original and the importing wiki. Of yourse, this could as well be done running a simple string-search-and-replace over the intermediate xml data. I'd suggest, rather not to add mapping capabilities to Special:Import)

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 21 2014, 10:02 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz12653.
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Mass compoment change: <some> -> Export/Import

  • Bug 20763 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Aklapper changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".Feb 4 2022, 11:01 AM