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

Vincent Massol vincent at massol.net
Sun Mar 20 12:45:45 UTC 2011


Hi Arun,

On Mar 20, 2011, at 1:32 PM, vipunreddy.n at gmail.com wrote:

> 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.

Great!

> 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.?

Definitely.

> 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?

Sounds good to me although I don't know enough to judge. I liked importer since I thought it was about importer data from another wiki into XWiki. What other features is there?

Thanks
-Vincent


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