I hope you are having a good start to the new year. In November 2018, I
downloaded hundreds of English Wikipedia pages from the mainspace using the
Special:Export <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:Export> page for
textual analysis. I tried downloading more today in the same fashion, but
the exported XML files do not have the content of the pages. Maybe I am
doing something wrong or missing something. Any help would be appreciated.
I also have a question, if you may, about the Special:Export page. Does it
work on other Wikipedia language editions (e.g. Arabic)? When I used it in
November 2018 to download pages from the mainspace in Arabic, I got
content-less XML files.