[xwiki-devs] [Discussion][Update] Wiki Importer

vipunreddy.n at gmail.com vipunreddy.n at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 12:32:40 UTC 2011


Hi Devs,

I would like to improve Wiki Importer sandbox project, by making few changes
to the design to widen it scope of usage, and make sure its useful to the
community.

In the existing one (
http://svn.xwiki.org/svnroot/xwiki/contrib/sandbox/xwiki-wikiimporter/), I
have implemented import from MediaWiki XML.

Limitations:
* listener implementation is tightly coupled with storage ( Importing/Saving
pages or other objects into XWiki).
* listener doesnt include all the xwiki related events.
* No separate storage component, that can enable both imports and exports (
e.g.   export the parsed content into XAR ).

Existing documentation on WikiImporter :
http://gsoc.myxwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Import+Export+other+wikis/WebHome
http://gsoc.myxwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Import+Export+other+wikis/Wiki+Importer+Enhancement

Can i move the design documentation to Design Proposal wiki.?

As Thomas suggested, it will be good to rename wiki importer to converter as
it is not limited to importing only, So am planning to change it to
WikiConverter.

WDYT?

Arun Reddy
Arun Reddy



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