On 2013-06-21 11:04 AM, Quim Gil wrote:
On 06/21/2013 10:46 AM, Jon Robson wrote:
Out of interest is there any data here to
describe why having an edit
source link in sections is needed?
fwiw: why do I edit at section level?
* To skip the big bunch of text and templates above. VE makes this
need less relevant.
* To get the title of the section automatically as
comment for my
edit, which in many cases is good enough. If VE would support this I
would be happier.
VE does track what changes are made to the DOM. In theory I think
could be made to see if all those fall under a section and pre-fill the
section name into the comment area.
* Years ago someone told me that risks of edit
collision are less this
way. I still don't know whether this is true or not, but at least
feels good. No idea whether VE improves the situation or not.
I'm not sure
either. Right now the VE opening up a "section" opens up
the whole page. So it "could" actually negate that.
But if VE were properly implemented it could actually do that even
better than section editing.
VE tracks the changes made. So in theory it could be made so that you
could edit a sentence and someone else could edit the paragraph next to
it in the same section. And it could save without giving an edit conflict.
That's it. If VE would deeal with details you find
in sections as good
as wikitext (images & captions, small templates, ref & cite...) I
would have no good reason to go back to wikitext other than habit.
~Daniel Friesen (Dantman, Nadir-Seen-Fire) [http://danielfriesen.name/