[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #55394: Change the export from .xtml

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Tue Mar 15 22:50:06 UTC 2022

#55394: Change the export from .xtml
 Reporter:  brandonbr1       |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement      |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Export           |     Version:  2.1
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch close  |     Focuses:
Changes (by costdev):

 * keywords:  has-patch => has-patch close
 * type:  feature request => enhancement
 * version:   => 2.1
 * component:  General => Export


 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`.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/55394#comment:3>
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