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#1240 new enhancement

Persistent [[Timestamp]]

Reported by: chrisb .not at. ewetel .dot. net Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: topic-wikiengine
Component: wiki system Version: 0.8
Severity: minor Keywords: Timestamp javascript signature
Cc: Branch:
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Description

If a wiki page is used to document a progress/process it may occur that multiple timestamps are used during successive edits.

Doing so results in renewal of older timestamp.

This ticket may be seen in context with ticket #955

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comment:1 by Christian Boos, 14 years ago

Owner: changed from Jonas Borgström to Christian Boos
Status: newassigned

I think the current implementation should be renamed [[Now]]

and that we fix the [[Timestamp]] macro so that it becomes indeed peristent.

Comments?

comment:2 by Matthew Good, 14 years ago

Well, changing the meaning of existing macros is probably a bad idea. I agree that [[Now]] would be a more clear, so maybe this should be an alias for [[Timestamp]]. However, I don't understand how you would make the [[Timestamp]] macro persistent, since WikiMacros are only processed when the page is rendered, you don't know when the particular timestamp was added to the page. This would probably require a macro that was processed on saving the page, which isn't currently supported. I think we should probably give this some discussion before proceeding.

These wouldn't be a real substitute for the requested timestamp changes, but some possibly useful related macros would be [[LastSaved]] and [[Created]]

comment:3 by Christian Boos, 14 years ago

Status: assignednew

(changing the status, as I've not actually started to work on that yet)

comment:4 by Christian Boos, 12 years ago

Keywords: javascript added
Milestone: 1.0
Severity: normalminor

Instead of a macro, the functionality originally requested would perhaps be better achieved by the way of a new "Signature" button in the wiki toolbar of text edit fields, which will insert the current author name and the current time as plain text.

I think lots of other Wikis do it that way.

comment:5 by Christian Boos, 9 years ago

Keywords: signature added
Milestone: 1.00.13

Indeed timestamps and signatures are closely related. See MediaWiki:Help:Signatures for example, which has a nice syntax that we could adopt:

Function Wiki markup Resulting code Resulting display
Signature plus timestamp ~~~~ [[user:Username|Username]] [[timeline:2006-11-27T19:46:32+01:00|19:46:32, 27 November 2006 (UTC)]] Username 19:46:32, 27 November 2006 (UTC)
Signature alone ~~~ [[user:Username|Username]] Username
Timestamp alone ~~~~~ [[timeline:2006-11-27T19:46:32+01:00|19:46:32, 27 November 2006 (UTC)]] 19:46:32, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

In the above, Wiki markup would be what the user writes, Resulting code would be what would actually be saved. We would need a preprocessing stage here.

comment:4 still applies, the signature button could simply insert ~~~~.

comment:6 by Christian Boos, 8 years ago

Milestone: 0.130.14-wikiengine

comment:7 by Ryan J Ollos, 4 years ago

Owner: Christian Boos removed

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