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More Documentation or explanation?

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Hi Jeroen,

could you please add some more basic informations about the functions and use cases of this extension? I am afraid I still don't get it after having read the README...

Thx a lot


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Jeroen De Dauw (talkcontribs)

Are you a developer? If not, note that this is not something consumable by end users. The page implies this in the opening paragraph. If you are a dev, can you point out what info is missing, or what is unclear?

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Question: is this extension responsible for "Special:Diff" ?

קיפודנחש (talkcontribs)

if so, there are a few missing things:

  • special:diff does not show in special:SpecialPages, which means it's "hidden"
  • i could not find any documentation for Special:Diff. e.g., i managed to figure out that you use rev number with slash ("Special:Diff/<rev#> ), but i still do not know how to pass "oldid" when trying to diff multiple edits
  • could not find the appropriate string to translate in translatewiki: for other special pages, we have translations, e.g., "Special:Contributions" in hewiki can be accessed through "מיוחד:תרומות". Special:Diff as no translation ATM, and i can't igure out where to translate it.

even if Sepcial:Diff has nothing to do with this extension, i'd still appreciate answers...


Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

No. The MediaWiki core is responsible for Special:Diff.

Kghbln (talkcontribs)
  • I believe that this special page is only meant for providing inline diffing of versions.
  • The only documentation I could find is at this spot. Yeah, a little extra page on this will be great.
  • On translatewiki.net the special pages name will have to be translated via betawiki:Special:AdvancedTranslate
Kghbln (talkcontribs)

I have just created Help:Diff which probably needs more love. However, it contains all the essential information on this new special page.

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