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#11731 new enhancement

TracLinks notations for showing a wiki diff

Reported by: Ryan J Ollos Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: unscheduled
Component: wiki system Version:
Severity: normal Keywords: traclinks
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Description (last modified by Ryan J Ollos)

I often find myself adding links such as wiki:TracInstall@374?action=diff in order to reference a wiki change from a ticket comment. TracInstall@374 could be used, which renders the page with a #info containing a link to the diff, but that's less obvious when I really want to just shown the diff and also requires two clicks to get to the information I want to emphasize.

wiki:TracInstall@374?action=diff is not too awful, and it could be wrapped in brackets, but that results in TracInstall@374, and it's not obvious to the reader that the link directs to a diff.

So, I'm unsure what, if any, the ideal addition to the TracLinks syntax would be, but I'm thinking of something like diff:TracLinks@374, with the complementary explicit version wiki:diff:TracLinks@374. The diff part is an action, so I'm not sure whether placing it after the realm would fit with the general patterns adopted by TracLinks.

Maybe TracInstall@374 is good enough, or maybe we just need to make that link to a diff (or the entire #info) a little more prominent.

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comment:1 by lkraav <leho@…>, 5 years ago

TracLinks generation system overall could really use some kind of an automatic generation helper, "as you write" tooltip/autocomplete system. For anybody else, but the hardcore Trac junkie, remembering the different orders and syntax options is overwhelming.

comment:2 by Ryan J Ollos, 5 years ago

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comment:3 by Ryan J Ollos, 5 years ago

Keywords: traclinks added; TracLinks removed

Normalizing keywords.

comment:4 by Ryan J Ollos, 5 years ago

Alternatively, if the #info message was more prominent the diff TracLink might not be as necessary and the form InterTrac@46 could be used with confidence that the user would immediately notice the #info message containing the diff link

comment:5 by Christian Boos, 5 years ago

What about wiki:InterTrac∆46? Good for the hardcore Trac and Unicode junkie ;-)

More seriously, I also favor Ryan's suggestion, which would even be perfect if we ever get to implement highlighting of wiki differences within the view itself (#1245).

comment:6 by Peter Suter, 5 years ago

Would InterTrac@45-46 or InterTrac@46:45 work?

in reply to:  6 comment:7 by Ryan J Ollos, 5 years ago

Replying to psuter:

Would InterTrac@45-46 or InterTrac@46:45 work?

Interesting idea. Probably worth a try at the implementation at least.

in reply to:  1 comment:8 by Peter Suter, 5 years ago

Replying to lkraav <leho@…>:

TracLinks generation system overall could really use some kind of an automatic generation helper, "as you write" tooltip/autocomplete system.

See comment:60:ticket:9643.

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