[wp-testers] Trunk rev 4215

Joefish joe at feastofcrumbs.com
Mon Sep 25 19:32:41 GMT 2006

On 9/25/06, Robert Deaton <false.hopes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/25/06, Stefano <steagl at people.it> wrote:
> > On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 07:26:20 -0400, "Robert Deaton"
> > <false.hopes at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > >On 9/25/06, Stefano <steagl at people.it> wrote:
> > >> Having it included in WP distro made people use it and beeing view not
> > >> as a plugin, but as a WP feature, removing it without an alternative
> > >> solution leave end users wondering why... <snip>
> > >
> > >This is what the XML Export that you now have under your Manage tab is for.
> >
> > As doug Stewart said:
> >
> > |Read the commit log - it's been a security nightmare and the new XML
> > |export does largely the same thing. Still need to be able to schedule
> > |an XML dump, though....
> >
> > XML doesn't backup all right? Or I'm missing something? XML doesnt
> > backup additional table that plugins made right? XML can't be
> > scheduled and result can't be mailed right?
> Sure it can, I have a plugin to do it. I had to modify the export to
> mail, but just like the WP DB backup plugin, its just that, a plugin.
> (Which I'll likely release and mail this list about later tonight,
> assuming I get the last of the kinks worked out).
> > I'm wrong if I say this is only a partial replacement and not a really
> > alternative solution?
> Alternative solutions will come in plugins, just like the db backup
> was an alternative to nothing at all to begin with.

The XML export is a nice feature, but as far as I'm concerned, it's
kind of useless. Maybe I'm eyeballing the exported XML wrong, but it
doesn't seem like it makes note of post and comment ID numbers. A lot
of links are going to break if posts and comments are all renumbered.

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