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New extension to provide a recent changes feed in a format that can inexpensively facilitate real-time mirroring of a wiki
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Author: tisane2718

There should be an XML or other kind of feed that can facilitate transfer of diff data for each revision in real time, for import into another wiki running MediaWiki. It evidently needs to be less expensive than the present OAI-PMH functionality, which had to be restricted from public access due to cost. But it also needs to be in a format that is more suitable than RSS for import to a wiki.

There will need to be a client side and a server side. The extension on the client side should not interfere with the ability for editing to take place on the client wiki, although revisions being imported can supersede user-contributed revisions, in a similar manner as Special:Import. Two wikis with partially overlapping content can thus mutually collaborate on a set of articles if the wikis are configured as both clients and servers of each other.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 11:05 PM
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Your goal is to leach data from wmf wikis in order to keep your site updated. something that we do not encourage.

tisane2718 wrote:

As described above, it can be used for other purposes besides getting data from WMF wikis, and WMF wikis would not even necessarily have this functionality enabled.

mike.lifeguard+bugs wrote:

I think what you want is database replication, no?

tisane2718 wrote:

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 17450 ***