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Question about using this for another purpose

Krzysiek 123456789 (talkcontribs)

Hello, I have a question is it possible to somehow artificially cause an "edit conflict" between two selected versions of a page? My question is motivated by the fact that this would be very useful overridden to work with flagged versions. It would allow, for example, to compare the differences between flagged and non-flagged versions by paragraphs. This would be very because you could select individual changes that should be withdrawn, and all the rest of the positive to leave. Best regards.

Thiemo Kreuz (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

I'm not sure if I got the question. But it's easily possible to create diffs between any version.

  • In the page's history, click the tiny radio buttons next to the two versions you want to compare and click "Compare selected versions".
  • Enter e.g. Special:Diff/4513235/4694855 in your browser's URL bar with the two revision numbers you want to compare. They can even be from two different pages.

Manually triggering the TwoColConflict interface the same way is currently not possible.

Krzysiek 123456789 (talkcontribs)

You understood the question well, I know perfectly well that you can do diff, but it does not allow you to select by paragraphs the changes to leave. You can only compare versions and possibly rollback everything. Is there somewhere e.g. in Phabricator or on Github where I can ask developers about this, because they must have some way to execute this for testing.

Thiemo Kreuz (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

The extension was developed by my team, but there is currently no budget to develop it further. What you ask for sounds like "partial undo". While I understand the similarities, I think this would need to be a separate feature. Phabricator is the place to discuss feature requests.

Krzysiek 123456789 (talkcontribs)

I know this would have to be implemented separately, but I was thinking of using your extension (since it already exists and is installed on the Wiki I most frequently contribute to) to present this to others and convince them that it's cool.

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