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Bug 4163 - diffs should be easier to copy and paste to salvage edits with both good and bad content
diffs should be easier to copy and paste to salvage edits with both good and ...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
History/Diffs (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-12-04 04:15 UTC by eudaimonic.leftist
Modified: 2011-05-15 00:39 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description eudaimonic.leftist 2005-12-04 04:15:05 UTC
There are times in a diff where there is both good and bad content, so it must
be easier to copy from a diff to paste somewhere. Unfortunately, this brings a
lot of "-" and "+", return newlines, whitespaces when it is pasted. Wikimedia
should have a feature that would have such formatting not copy over (only the
newlines in the original source itself), because I honestly don't see what good
it is to be copied over. Basically, I think there's some kind of function that
would not have the formatting selected  and I am wondering if the developers
could put this in.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2005-12-05 13:56:44 UTC
I would suggest you open the revision and click edit, then remove the bad bits,
however to summarise for the benefit of those who haven't followed this:

Request is to allow for viewing the wikimarkup of a particular part of a diff,
accessible from the revision comparison page, in order to facilitate copying and
pasting "good" parts of a diff.
Comment 2 Cedders 2006-04-30 18:54:52 UTC
What might be a general solution here is a feature to patch particular
paragraphs of the *current version* according to the displayed diff.  Sometimes
there is a case of unnoticed vandalism, good edit, more vandalism.  The easiest
way to deal with this would be to revert, and then reapply the good edit.  A
tool that makes that easier would be good.
Comment 3 Mark A. Hershberger 2011-05-15 00:39:10 UTC
Fixed in RevisionDelete.

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