The existing Tiki importer which supports MediaWiki needs updating to support the latest MediaWiki spec. The Tiki importer seems to be several years out of date. Supporting the latest MedaWiki spec would help increase Tiki adoption from other platforms, where many users have large amounts of existing data that they want - and are currently unable - to migrate over.
The current spec for the XML format is here: https://www.mediawiki.org/xml/export-0.10.xsd
I don’t remember for sure but I think the last supported format in the Tiki importer is 0.6 (maybe 0.4?). If that’s the case it does not look like the changes since then are massive. Certainly it would take time to implement support in the import parser to handle the additional tags, but if they don’t map to anything in Tiki they can just be ignored, and since they were never supported previously, it seems like that would not be much of a loss. In other words I believe that supporting the updates to the format should not be tremendously labor intensive.
Linking to my original forum post and feature request here for details and explanation of why I think this is important and valuable for the Tiki project:
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