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Bug 9577 - Feature request: Search through history
Feature request: Search through history
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 9455
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
History/Diffs (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-04-14 08:56 UTC by Itayb
Modified: 2011-11-30 00:34 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Itayb 2007-04-14 08:56:44 UTC
For any article and any search string, i'd like to be able to search for the
first/last revision of the article containing the search string. I'd like to be
able to indicate the range of revisions that should be search (i.e. no sooner
than the revision as of XXX, and no later than the revision as of YYY).

How is this feature useful? Examples:

1. I see a dubious statement, which is not attributed. I'd like to know the name
of the user who inserted this statement in order to ask him/her to provide a

2. I'd like to see whether a topic has already been discussed in some talk paged
with many archives.

Further details
The search should be able to look into the meta-data associated with the
revisions: the edit summaries, the user-names and the date.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-04-24 16:06:41 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 9455 ***
Comment 2 Diederik van Liere 2011-11-30 00:34:31 UTC
The Diffindexer ( in combination with
Wikihadoop ( offers exactly this

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