[wp-hackers] WordPress eXtended RSS DTD

Viper007Bond viper at viper007bond.com
Thu Jul 17 22:47:47 GMT 2008

Otto is correct. WXR was designed for moving between or merging WordPress
installs. That's not to say other blogging/CMS software couldn't use it to
import rather than doing an import via the DB, but I don't believe that was
it's initial purpose.

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 7:27 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 9:13 AM, Geoffrey Sneddon
> <foolistbar at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > If the idea of WXR is to
> > allow easy movement between different blogging packages, then it has
> > miserably failed
> That was never the idea behind WXR, as far as I know. The idea was to
> make it easy to move between different WordPress installations and
> WordPress.com. Other blogging platforms were not considered.
> WXR is basically just RSS with some additional fields added to it for
> things like comments and such.
> Basically, it is simple enough that I think nobody has bothered to
> document it yet. Your request for high levels of documentation seems,
> to me, to be more than a little silly. Just *looking* at the damn
> thing would show you that it doesn't need an extreme amount of effort
> to produce.
> If you want it documented, then look at it and write a document for it.
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