Last modified: 2012-12-14 23:02:16 UTC
I'd like to be able to reliably revert to a particular version as a non-admin
user. Currently, my scheme is to (1) edit the old revision and (2) hit the save
button. However, if a vandal edits the page between steps (1) and (2) in a
section unaffected by my edits, then the automatic conflict resolution will
ensure that his edits persist in my final revision.
To get around this, I'd like to be able to explicitly request that automatic
conflict resolution be disabled when I save a page. I want to always be taken to
the manual conflict resolution page.
If there were an api call for "revert to version X" then even without changing the default interface there could be a gadget that adds a "revert to this rev." link in the history. I can imagine other uses for such a call (for instance, it would simplify maintaining a wiki for maintaining a static snapshot such as WP 1.0 that relies on 'last good revision' iterations).