Last modified: 2006-11-07 12:53:49 UTC
It would be nice if the edit summary reminder preference could automatically
detect when no changes had been made to a page (a null edit) and proceed without
reminding the user.
Closing as INVALID. Null edits in particular need an explanation, as they will
change the page in a way that wil not be apperant otherwise.
(In reply to comment #1)
> Closing as INVALID. Null edits in particular need an explanation, as they will
> change the page in a way that wil not be apperant otherwise.
Null edits do not appear in the edit history, and as such edit summaries are not
Since this would involve running the (null) edited wikicode through a diff
anyway, should the edit summary behave more like the regular diff and show what
has changed? That might be a useful feature for comparing changes, although it
might also confuse people. It just seems like a waste to perform the comparison
(to determine if we're dealing with a null edit or not) and then to throw away
Fixed in r17475.