Extension:On-Article Diff Highlighting

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On-Article Diff Highlighting

Release status:Extension status unstable

ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type MyWiki, Page action
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description Allows users to select a period and have diffs over that period highlighted on the articles themselves, not just in a side-by-side markup diff view.
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Mark Reginald James (Silicotalk)
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version In development (2011-07-17)
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license No license specified
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What can this extension do?[edit]

To allow users to more quickly stay abreast of changes to an article (particularly if it covers a developing topic), this extension will allow an article page to be viewed in a form that highlights any changes between particular dates. Such on-article highlighted diffs will be easier to read than un-rendered side-by-side markup diffs.

A widget will allow a user to set the period of diffs that are highlighted, which defaults to the time between the user's last visit to the article and the present.

New content will be highlighted in a different colour than edited content, making it easier for users who only wish to focus on one of these.

This extension will enhance Mediawiki's support for a "read-state", which is particularly invaluable for wiki-journalism.

See also[edit]

Extension:Debate, Extension:WikiTrust, Visual Diff, New ways for a news website to publish updated articles and opinion pieces.