On 2 May 2011 13:09, Roan Kattouw
On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Maury Markowitz
Editors do this all the time anyway. Typically
using automated tools
so they don't have to do any actual work.
Sure, but those aren't typically mixed with "real" changes in the
edit. That's what was hard: spotting the actual changes in the midst
of all the normalization noise.
The normalisation only really needs to happen once, though.
What about combining the benefits of separated automatic edits with the
ease of WYSIWYG modification?
Upon starting to edit the page the WYSIWYG editor automatically makes a
“normalization” edit. Such edits are noted with the comment “WYSIWYG
Normalization” or some such so that they're easy to find.
When the user clicks “Save page”, a separate edit is made containing
just the user's changes.
This seems like it would preserve the usefulness of diffs, doesn't it?