On 3 May 2011 17:04, Purodha Blissenbach <wikitech-l(a)publi.purodha.net> wrote:
Brion Vibber wrote:
On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 11:54 AM, Alex <alejrb
at gmail.com> wrote:
> Question: why does it have to normalise at
> I do think that the editing environment at Wikipedia means that consistent
> non-normalised editing by wikitext users and subsequent normalisation by
> anyone using WYSIWYG would be messy and disruptive, but would a change
> whereby it more precisely records the wikitext, and then doesn't try and
> change it unless that part of the document is edited, be feasible?
Indeed, that's the nicest thing to do.
Better, but not good. Since diffs can span several edits, it
is not really going to be helpful in many instances.
You would still only see normalisation of parts of the article that
had changed, it's just that there would be more parts that have
changed. I don't see any real difference between a one edit diff and a
multi-edit diff for these purposes.