Allow editors to view a diff before publishing a change



Mozilla Developer Network
23 days ago
9 days ago


(Reporter: Evgeny Kapun, Unassigned)




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



23 days ago
What problem would this feature solve?
This would let editors review their changes more easily, and to spot any accidental changes before publishing.

Who has this problem?
All contributors to MDN

How do you know that the users identified above have this problem?
I request this based on my personal experience. When editing a page, I try to read the parts I have changed carefully to avoid any mistakes. Being able to see a diff will let me not miss any changes. This is especially important if I make a lot of changes, because it becomes easy to lose track of them.

How are the users identified above solving this problem now?
I don't know for sure. Maybe they save the page, then look at the diff and fix any mistakes, then save again. Being able to see a diff before saving will remove the need for an extra save.

Do you have any suggestions for solving the problem? Please explain in detail.
In the edit form, there should be a button to show a diff between the current version and the last published version. Wikipedia has such a feature, and I find it very useful.

Is there anything else we should know?
Keywords: in-triage
Priority: -- → P5
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