[pmwiki-users] [PATCH] create links to individual changes on history page

Scott Connard connard at dsg-inc.com
Mon Aug 14 13:16:38 CDT 2006

> Thinking a bit larger for a second, I've been working on improving
> date/time handling throughout PmWiki, primarily to be able to also
> address the issue of viewing a page as of some point in its history.
> Thus one would be able to say something like
> ..../Main/HomePage?when=2006-01-01 to see the version of
> Main.HomePage that existed as of January 1, 2006.


This is going to lead to major complications as you'll need to  
acquire includes and uploads as of that date too...local  
configuration issues might also be an issue....  As one who works in  
the Configuration Management field, you will never be able to  
completely display a page as it was on a certain date.  By pretending  
to do so, you will only invite trouble as more people find more and  
more things that you need to deal with trying to match the look at a  
certain date (skin changes, pmwiki core changes, etc, etc.).  What if  
older diffs have been eliminated from some of the files.

While I applaud your thoughts along this line, I caution against  
anything suggesting that you are "re-creating" a page as of a certain  

Scott Connard.

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