[Pmwiki-users] Restore feature

Davis, James C. jdavis at cob.tamucc.edu
Mon Nov 18 12:13:41 CST 2002

What if revisions were numbered, and the link said:

(where X is the revision just after the link and Y is the last revision)

Undo Revisions > X


Undo Revisions X - Y

I think undo is more intuitive because the page shows revisions, not
versions. Restore seems to mean restore this version.

Also, maybe instead of the link taking you to the edit page it would take
you to a preview of what it would look like if you undid all revisions that
came after that point. It should say that it is a preview and have a confirm
button (implemented as a form button, not a link). This would keep web
crawlers from causing chaos on the site.

James Davis
Network Manager
College of Business
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
(361) 825-5926
jdavis at cob.tamucc.edu

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Scott Duff [mailto:duff at cbi.tamucc.edu]
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 8:51 AM
To: Patrick R. Michaud
Cc: Isabelle Michaud; duff at pobox.com; 'pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com'
Subject: Re: [Pmwiki-users] Restore feature

On Sun, Nov 17, 2002 at 11:45:06PM -0600, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> On pmichaud.com I've moved the location of the "Restore" link so that
> it appears between revisions instead of in a revision's dateline.  I think
> this will be more intuitive in the long run--especially if we can come
> up with a better label than "Restore".  

How about "edit previous revision"  since that's what will happen
when the user clicks on the link?  Or maybe "edit as previous
revision".  "Edit page as previous revision"?

BTW, I liked the restore links off to the right and now there seems
too much vertical whitespace before and after the link.

Jonathan Scott Duff
duff at cbi.tamucc.edu

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