[Members] wiki.xmpp.org data recovery

Arc Riley arcriley at gmail.com
Fri Jun 23 17:37:09 UTC 2017

Thanks guys for all this work.

I'm somewhat humored by it, most of these pages have minimal formatting so
it'd be easy enough to copy/paste.

On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:07 AM, Guus der Kinderen <
guus.der.kinderen at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've taken Tobias' http://ayena.de/files/wiki.xmpp.org.zip archive and
> pulled every HTML file there through the Xidel / Pandoc wringer. The
> resulting content is stored in a file with a different extension. I've
> created a new archive of everything here: http://goodbytes.nl/with-
> conversion.tar.gz (same as Tobias' archive, but with additional files).
> With these files, and the list of manual modifications that I mentioned in
> my last message, content is restored with relative ease.
> On 23 June 2017 at 16:59, Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com> wrote:
>> On 23 Jun 2017, at 11:07, Guus der Kinderen <guus.der.kinderen at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > I've manually restored my application pages and all page's from Tobi's
>> archive that started with Summer_of_Code
>> >
>> > From that, I've learned that these manual modifications are needed for
>> a page that is transformed using the xidel / pandoc combination mentioned
>> earlier:
>> >       • The table of content needs to be removed (Mediawiki will add
>> one automatically)
>> >       • Everything that matches this regex need to be removed <span
>> [^>]*> (these were used to create anchors for the old ToC, I think)
>> >       • Everything that matches </span> needs to be removed (closing
>> tags for the anchors mentioned above)
>> >       • The old context root of the wiki was /web/, while the new one
>> is /index.php/ - search the text for web/ which gives you some old
>> references to pages and or user profiles
>> >       • Some pages start with a level 2 header - you'll have to reduce
>> all header levels down by one for these pages.
>> >       • Generally, get rid of <div> and <br> tags
>> >       • Images that are used on some pages are lost
>> >       • When images were used, there now is a table of two columns,
>> each column having a fixed with of 50%. You should drop that 50% fixation.
>> > After that, Mediawiki's preview can be used for smell-testing your
>> resulting page.
>> Thanks very very much, Guus.
>> /K
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