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Bug 988 - Add a diff link to signatures
Add a diff link to signatures
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
History/Diffs (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2004-12-03 17:12 UTC by PhilHibbs
Modified: 2011-11-29 19:15 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description PhilHibbs 2004-12-03 17:12:20 UTC
I would like the Wiki to automatically add a link to the diff that is being created. I suspect that this might create a chicken-egg paradox (can't get the revision number until the database has been updated) but I don't know anything about the mechanisms involved. It might requre a 2-pass database update, which this feature would not warrant on its own.

The advantage would be that prominent users such as Jimbo could use this feature to prevent anyone from credibly impersonating them, as all their talk page comments would include a link that proves that it was them that wrote it. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28technical%29#Feature_Suggestion:_Signature_to_include_link_to_revision for an example.
Comment 1 Shane King 2004-12-08 02:15:26 UTC
I can't see a way to make this happen without doing a two phase database update.
This might be avoidable in the future if the article text is moved into its own
table instead of stored inline in the cur table, which has been suggested as
part of the schema design. I'm resolving this one as LATER, since I don't think
it's worth doing now.
Comment 2 PhilHibbs 2005-01-10 18:46:45 UTC
New example, because Village Pump entry has gone:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:PhilHibbs#Diff_link_in_signatures
Comment 3 Chad H. 2011-11-29 19:15:06 UTC
I really don't see the value in this -> WONTFIX.

Also, LiquidThreads or something like it wouldn't suffer from this problem.

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