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Bug 12148 - Text that's new should be colored the same as text that's changed
Text that's new should be colored the same as text that's changed
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
History/Diffs (Other open bugs)
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: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: design
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Reported: 2007-11-29 18:06 UTC by Nate Root
Modified: 2014-09-23 23:42 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Nate Root 2007-11-29 18:06:23 UTC
When you do a diff, only text that existed in the last rev but was changed is highlighted red.  Text that is brand new is black.  Some of our users are confused by that -- they expected new text to show up as red too (the semantic rule being "anything that wasn't in the last rev is highlighted").
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-12-06 21:35:25 UTC
Applied to internal diff formatter in r28223

Still needs to be applied to wikidiff2 C++ version.
Comment 2 Sumana Harihareswara 2011-10-07 20:30:58 UTC
Still the case in MediaWiki 1.18.

Added "design" keyword -- would be nice to get a UI design ok on this and ensure this is the right way to go.  Big swaths of red text might be uncomfortable to read.
Comment 3 Andre Klapper 2014-07-07 12:15:37 UTC
Not entirely sure what exactly is requested here, could somebody clarify?

If I get it right, if an entire section is newly added in an edit, the text background of that new section should also have a background color on the diff page, and not only the decoration with a colored bar and a plus sign on the left (in LTR languages)? (I'm using Vector skin, if that matters)

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