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Re: Feature request for diff links

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:26:09 -0600
Message-ID: <4ECD1091.50109@aptest.com>
To: spec-prod@w3.org
In general the links to a diff marked version are to a static file, not 
to one that is dynamically generated.  There also continues to be an 
issue with the dynamic ones in that items in "pre" blocks get marked as 
changed even though they are not.  This is not the case when the tool is 
used from the command line - only when invoked via respec from a 
browser.  So the utility of an embedded link to a dynamic diff marked 
version might be suspect.  Regardless, I will think about making the 
extension for you.  I have a 4 day weekend with little scheduled.

On 11/23/2011 6:22 AM, Robin Berjon wrote:
> Hi Giuseppe.
> On Nov 23, 2011, at 12:25 , Giuseppe Pascale wrote:
>> I'll take the chance to make this into a feature request then :)
>> I've seen spec having at the top of the document (after the list of current and previous versions) and link to the diff page, for example this one:
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/widgets-digsig/
>> Maybe you could add a flag to decide if you want the link to the diff page available as a "DiffMark" button or as a "header"?
>> Also, should be possible to have a list of previous versions and the difference with each of them?
> I think that that feature makes a lot of sense, but as you will have understood, I don't use the diff functionality myself so I'm unlikely to get around to implementing it myself (there are quite a few other features that I have higher up on my todo list). But maybe you can convince Shane to do it  and of course, we take patches ;-)

Shane McCarron
Managing Director, Applied Testing and Technology, Inc.
+1 763 786 8160 x120
Received on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 15:26:44 UTC

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