Last modified: 2011-11-29 19:15:06 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.
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.
New example, because Village Pump entry has gone:
I really don't see the value in this -> WONTFIX.
Also, LiquidThreads or something like it wouldn't suffer from this problem.