[pmwiki-users] RFC: Page History & Word-level diffs
nzskiwi at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 22:28:58 CST 2010
I agree with the proposal, having looked at PmWiki and being a long time
user of inline diff
On 19 February 2010 12:00, ABClf <languefrancaise at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can't say more ;)
> 2010/2/18 DaveG <pmwiki at solidgone.com>:
> > On 2/17/2010 6:34 PM, Petko Yotov wrote:
> >> Hello. I'd like to request some comments from the community about two
> >> of the default layout in a page history.
> >> When authors click on the "History" link, they see the differences
> >> page versions with mostly rendered output, ie. '''bold''' is rendered
> >> bold text, a line starting with "!!" is rendered as a heading,
> >> are not visible, etc.
> >> To see the differences in the source-wiki-text, authors need to click on
> >> link "Show changes to markup". It shows then the complete changes in
> >> text.
> >> I'd like to read your comments on changing the default page history to
> >> the changes on the source-wiki-text instead of the rendered HTML.
> >> There will of course be an easy way to revert to the previous way, by
> >> config.php, or by clicking on the link "Show changes to output".
> >> I believe authors understand wiki markup and there is no problem for
> them to
> >> look at the source changes -- and it is actually better/easier to
> >> what happened (and an opportunity to practice for unfrequent editors).
> >> wiki engines (Mediawiki/Wikipedia) show only changes to the source-text.
> >> My second question is about the new word-level difference highlighting
> >> should it be enabled by default?
> >> Admins could of course switch back to plain text, by editing config.php.
> >> Now it isn't default enabled, and an admin needs to edit config.php. To
> >> word-level diffs are absolutely valuable and an awesome help when
> >> page changes. I don't see any good reason *not* to enable this for most
> >> but I'd like to know what people from the community think.
> >> It should be noted that word-level diff highlighting can only work in
> >> mode", not in rendered HTML output, that's why I'm asking the first
> > I think both changes are good ideas. I rarely find the default HTML view
> > useful, and usually switch to PmWiki view. I also enable InlineDiff on
> > all my wikis, as this is considerably more useful than the old PmWiki
> > I guess the real question is why would we *not* do this? I'm not really
> > seeing any downside.
> > ~ ~ Dave
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