[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #23497: Revisions Rewrite using JS/Backbone

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#23497: Revisions Rewrite using JS/Backbone
 Reporter:  adamsilverstein            |       Owner:  westi
     Type:  enhancement                |      Status:  reviewing
 Priority:  normal                     |   Milestone:  3.6
Component:  Revisions                  |     Version:  3.5.1
 Severity:  normal                     |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch needs-testing  |

Comment (by bpetty):

 Replying to [comment:62 adamsilverstein]:
 >  * from your description though, wouldn't 'four' show in any position?
 note that ''the diff view in single handle mode shows what has changed
 between the current version and the selected revision''. if the current
 version contains the 'four' edit, that will show on the +Added side of the
 diff for every revision comparison. again:  the view shows compare to
 current, not what happened in the revision (i tried it that way, but it
 wasn't liked)

 How are you supposed to know what content (in the selected revision) you
 are actually restoring then without opening "compare two revisions"? And
 if you do have that open, "restore revision" becomes even more confusing.
 This seems incredibly unhelpful, and definitely confusing if you come from
 the old revisions page or Wikipedia diffs. There's no possible way to see
 what the real changes were in a single revision other than the first
 revision without opening the "compare two revisions" feature, but I always
 thought that was one of the primary use-cases for revisions.

 MikeHansenMe is right, this is all very confusing UI.

 You open revisions and start out on a diff from the latest revision to the
 next oldest (MediaWiki provides "prev" links rather than making you select
 both revisions manually for that use case, and I'm guessing they do since
 it's so frequently used), but from there on out, I would *always* end up
 checking "compare two revisions", and painstakingly selecting each
 revision by moving both slider buttons one tick at a time.

 Anyway, if the way it works now is how it's going to be, you're right that
 it needs to be significantly more apparent - like adding the exact
 revisions (and dates) above each column on Removed/Added.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/23497#comment:63>
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