VisualDiff

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VisualDiff
enables users to easily compare two versions of an article with just a few clicks.
State: stable
Developer: HalloWelt
Type of extension: BlueSpice
Edition: BlueSpice pro
Dependency: BlueSpice
Software package: VisualDiff
Category: Quality Assurance


Description

VisualDiff for BlueSpice enables users to easily compare two versions of an article with just a few clicks.

Usage / Features

There are three diff views:

1. Visual:

  • The output is done as a reader sees it, in an integrated view. Changes are highlighted in color: Supplements green, red strokes.

2. WikiText:

  • The output is done in WikiCode in an integrated view. Changes are highlighted in color: Supplements green, red strokes.

3. Classic:

  • The output is in WikiCode. Old and new text face each other in two columns.
  • You can switch between the views via tabs.
  • The Java command-line tool DaisyDiff creates a unified diff from two revisions rendered in HTML. This will be displayed on a SpecialPage.
  • Additional information is displayed, eg the compared revisions
  • A navigation to the previous difference is displayed. The behavior is similar to that of MediaWiki.
  • You can jump from one change to the next via flyout.
  • Wherever MediaWiki links to the diff view, the special page should be used instead. In particular consider:
    • Left on version page.
    • Links in the ArticleInfo bar.
    • Links from notification emails from MediaWiki.
    • Links from notification emails from BlueSpice.
    • Links from the PDF view.

Technical information

Configuration

The extension VisualDiff is based on the HTML-Diff tool DaisyDiff and shall give a quick and visually appealing overview of the changes in revisions of a wiki article. The changes are displayed in a so called Unified-Diff and therefore in a document and not like usual in two columns. The normal link to the diff view of MediaWiki is overwritten by a link to a special page. The article revision (oldid) works as a basis for the comparison. This also defines the changes like "added" and "deleted".

Rights (permissions)

To use VisualDiff, the user needs to have reading rights for the respective namespace.

Requirements

VisualDiff requires BlueSpiceFoundation.

User manual

For detailed description and usage please visit our user manual.

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