Add button to revision page to compare the shown revision with the previous one



3 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: sebo, Unassigned)




(Whiteboard: [specification][type:feature])



3 years ago
What problem would this feature solve?
It would make it easier to compare the currently displayed revision with the previous one.
This is needed when you want to see the changes of that revision.

Who has this problem?
All visitors to MDN

How do you know that the users identified above have this problem?
No experiment was run.

How are the users identified above solving this problem now?
They need to follow these steps:
1. Click the page title shown within the revision page
2. Switch to the revision history
3. Find the related revision there (by its creation time or by hovering over the different revision dates to see the revision number)
4. Click the 'Previous' link besides the revision

Do you have any suggestions for solving the problem? Please explain in detail.
Introduce a button 'COMPARE TO PREVIOUS REVISION' besides the 'REVERT TO THIS REVISION' button.

Is there anything else we should know?
If you come from the revision history, you can go back in the browser history to skip the first two steps.
This issue mainly affects people coming from somewhere else like e.g. the revision dashboard.
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