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Special:Import's wiki selector user interface needs improvement
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Special:Import should have one drop-down for the project language (en, de, az, etc.) and one drop-down for the project name (wikipedia, wikinews, etc.). This will keep the list much shorter when importing is enabled cross all projects.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
URL: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Import

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Reference
bz15584

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 21 2014, 10:20 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz15584.

Bryan.TongMinh wrote:

How to do that without nasty javascript? Not all lang<>project combinations exist.

mike.lifeguard+bugs wrote:

mockup of UI using text fields

Why not use textboxes, and return an error for combinations which don't exist?

Attached:

Special:Import using sources for transwiki imports don't have a definition of lang/sitename. They only have the IW prefix to work from.

Domain name (e.g., "en.wikipedia.org") or database name (e.g., "enwiki") is more sane here, I imagine.

Change 84194 had a related patch set uploaded by MZMcBride:
Allow two-tier setup of transwiki import sources

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/84194

Change 84194 had a related patch set uploaded by TTO:
Allow two-tier setup of transwiki import sources

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/84194