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Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#55394 closed enhancement (invalid)

Change the export from .xml

Reported by: brandonbr1's profile brandonbr1 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.1
Component: Export Keywords: has-patch close
Focuses: Cc:

Description (last modified by johnbillion)

so .xml is older than .html which is the newest format having it as .html making it look better and newer and some hosting only allow .html .xml is old

Change History (4)

This ticket was mentioned in PR #2415 on WordPress/wordpress-develop by Brandonbr1.


2 years ago
#1

  • Keywords has-patch added

i just changed the .extension from .xtml to .html witch is the newest web standard

Trac ticket: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/55394#ticket

This ticket was mentioned in PR #2415 on WordPress/wordpress-develop by Brandonbr1.


2 years ago
#2

i just changed the .extension from .xtml to .html witch is the newest web standard

Trac ticket: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/55394#ticket

#3 @costdev
2 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Export
  • Keywords close added
  • Type changed from feature request to enhancement
  • Version set to 2.1

Hi @brandonbr1, welcome to Trac!

While HTML is the modern markup format for display, the Export feature is not intended for display, but for exporting data that can be easily imported into another WordPress installation.

The Export feature uses an XML file in WordPress eXtended RSS (WXR) format to achieve this.

See the description on the Tools > Export screen:

When you click the button below WordPress will create an XML file for you to save to your computer.

This format, which we call WordPress eXtended RSS or WXR, will contain your posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, and tags.

Once you’ve saved the download file, you can use the Import function in another WordPress installation to import the content from this site.

(emphasis mine)

As the existing format is fit for this purpose, whereas HTML is not, I propose that we close this proposed enhancement as wontfix.

#4 @johnbillion
2 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Summary changed from Change the export from .xtml to Change the export from .xml

Thanks for the report @brandonbr1 and welcome to WordPress Trac.

As Colin points out above this is not an HTML file but an XML file, therefore the extension is correct.

Cheers!

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