00141: view a specific revision of a page

Summary: view a specific revision of a page
Created: 2004-11-03 22:35
Status: Suspended
Category: Feature
From: MarcioRPS
Priority: 3221

Description: In the "page history" view, one has the option to "restore" a given revision of the page. That gets you to an edit page with the given revision on the edit field.

The idea is to create a link by the side of the "restore" link, something like "view this version", which would permit one to see the state of the page at that time, instead of having to remember or understand it from the various revisions shown.

Then maybe in the bottom of the page there could be also a link to the "restore" thing.

This feature is likely coming, as is the ability to quickly to go any previous version of a page directly from a URL. But I'm going to wait on it until after 2.0 is released. --Pm

Please can there also be a "compare diffs" function that shows the difference between two chosen pages, rather than the current "last change, and the one before that, and the one before that..."?

Both the viewing of a snapshot of a page from a given date/time (http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/WikiShExamples#PageHistForm) and comparing diffs of revisions (again, snapshots based on date/time) (http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/WikiShExamples#PageHistory) are possible using WikiSh. Peter Bowers March 10, 2009, at 02:08 PM

PageHist provides a more user-oriented approach to viewing pages at a given point in time.

I created a recipe (ViewDiff) that addresses this feature request. However it does not have the ability yet to revert (:include:) content, too. --Diafygi