export doesn't distinguish a 'collections' export from a 'views' export

Bug #825311 reported by Stacey Walker on 2011-08-12
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Stacey Walker

Bug Description

Would be good if export distinguished whether a user was downloading collections or pages.

Currently, when you export a few pages as HTML you get collection information included and displayed on the index page as a standard format. This might be confusing to the user if they weren't expecting collection information as well.

I noticed this issue while trying to implement a PDF export a little better as I need the difference clear when creating a table of contents for combined page/collection exporting. :)

Changed in mahara:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Stacey Walker (stacey) wrote :

I can also confirm that this is the same for leap2a exports.

Say I have a collection with 5 pages in it, but upon export I choose to only export one page in my leap2a package. When I import that later the collection information is recreated as well so I have a replica of the collection with the single page in it.

I think that if a user is wanting/expecting to export a single page that's all they should get and the collection information can be obtained by exporting a collection itself. Otherwise it seems slightly (not completely, but slightly) redundant having the two options at export.

Changed in mahara:
assignee: nobody → Stacey Walker (stacey)
Stacey Walker (stacey) wrote :

I am actually working on a fix for this anyway as it helps with the PDF export functionality, but would appreciate feedback/ideas if anyone has any.

François Marier (fmarier) wrote :

Good point. If you export just one view in a collection, you should ideally not get the collection info in the export.

Stacey Walker (stacey) wrote :

Awesome, good to know it's not intentional.

I've added a new const for stating that you're downloading a collection independently of the views (currently it doesn't distinguish) and I'm just looking at html export now to recognise the same difference. Leap2a afterwards.

Will try and get a patch into gerrit soon so it can be reviewed and hopefully added sooner rather than later

tags: added: collections export
Hugh Davenport (hugh-davenport) wrote :
Changed in mahara:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in mahara:
milestone: none → 1.6.0
Melissa Draper (melissa) on 2012-09-05
Changed in mahara:
milestone: 1.6.0 → 1.7.0
Aaron Wells (u-aaronw) on 2013-04-19
Changed in mahara:
milestone: 1.7.0 → 1.8.0

Reviewed: https://reviews.mahara.org/1396
Committed: http://gitorious.org/mahara/mahara/commit/2980d23ed6b173cfed4a5c7bb096a49ada5b9e47
Submitter: Aaron Wells (<email address hidden>)
Branch: master

commit 2980d23ed6b173cfed4a5c7bb096a49ada5b9e47
Author: Stacey Walker <email address hidden>
Date: Mon Aug 15 09:56:47 2011 +0100

new const for exporting collections and views separately (bug #825311)

Change-Id: I1feebe2f977d76e0c090a725232ad936eafdd851
Signed-off-by: Stacey Walker <email address hidden>

Aaron Wells (u-aaronw) on 2013-09-30
Changed in mahara:
milestone: 1.8rc1 → 1.8.0
Aaron Wells (u-aaronw) on 2013-10-22
Changed in mahara:
milestone: 1.8.0 → 1.9.0
Aaron Wells (u-aaronw) wrote :

This one was actually released as part of 1.8.0, but we forgot to update its status.

Changed in mahara:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
milestone: 1.9.0 → 1.8.2
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