Diffs are hard to read #40

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dandv opened this Issue Jul 23, 2009 · 2 comments

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I too like the side-to-side better than what we have now. In general, I've found diff display to be a strong user preference, and often context-dependent. For example, if only one paragraph was inserted, the diff that MojoMojo has shows its insertion more simply than in a side-by-side view. Side-by-side also fails badly compared to in-place when the content is complex. Tables are an example in Wikipedia (what table column(s) do these changes refer to?) vs. MojoMojo ('See changes' here).

Cycling among diff view modes would probably be best.

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dandv commented Aug 2, 2009

I too like the side-to-side better than what we have now. In general, I've found diff display to be a strong user preference, and often context-dependent. For example, if only one paragraph was inserted, the diff that MojoMojo has shows its insertion more simply than in a side-by-side view. Side-by-side also fails badly compared to in-place when the content is complex. Tables are an example in Wikipedia (what table column(s) do these changes refer to?) vs. MojoMojo ('See changes' here).

Cycling among diff view modes would probably be best.

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