[development] Requiring node revisions

David Strauss david at fourkitchens.com
Thu Jun 7 22:16:13 UTC 2007

Frederik 'Freso' S. Olesen wrote:
> 2007/6/7, David Strauss <david at fourkitchens.com>:
>> Minor edits are only marked as such for human interpretation. There is
>> no difference in the software handling.
> Actually, differentiating between "major" and "minor" (or minor and
> regular) edits enable people to only watch major/regular edits and
> skip the minor ones if they want (this applies both to MediaWiki,
> MoinMoin, and probably a fair share of other wiki systems).[1]
> Whether or not reviosioning goes in to be default, I'd actually like a
> check box to mark edits as minor or not - even if only to tell whether
> it is a simple comma correction edit or a major refactoring of a page.
> [1] A little ps.: My point was that if humans mark an edit as minor,
> software can handle it differently depending on ones settings - e.g.
> send a notification or not, show it in a list of recent changes or
> not, ...

True, the software does provide some tools to help people sort through
major and minor edits. What I meant was that the real guts of the
software don't care. There's merely a flag marking the edit as minor.

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