From: Martin Sevior (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 17 2002 - 18:50:54 EDT
On Fri, 17 May 2002, Tomas Frydrych wrote:
> Hi Martin and Paul,
> > > - RMS adds "GNU/" to all occurrences of "Linux", and
> > > - ESR goes back through and deletes them.
> > >
> > > At edit time, all of the deleted content exists inside the piece
> > > table, but by design none of it gets exported to the file format.
> > > Off the cuff, I don't see a trivial robust change to the file format
> > > which will handle this gracefully.
> > > For revision marks to work well, we need to handle all three of the
> > > following style of changes: insert, change, and delete. The first
> > > is easy, the last is hard, and the second can be expressed as a
> > > combination of the other two.
> > I was thinking we could use our change records as used by the undo
> > code for this. They would needed to be XML-ized but we should do
> > something like this anyway to display undo "tooltips". ie Put mouse
> > over the undo button and see the last five operations.
> I think you are going the wrong way about this guys. The deletion
> of text in revision mode should not be thought of as deteletion from
> the piecetable, but merely as a formatting change. Text deleted in
> revision mode is not deleted, merely marked with an attribute 'so
> and so thought this should be deleted'. Only when the document is
> back in the normal mode and the user is accepting a delete-type
> revision the marker 'this should be deleted' gets translated into a
> real delete operation.
Great! Yes, your ideas make much more sense and are much easier to
implement. Please continue your design :-)
> This is simple and requires just adding the extra couple of
> attributes to indicated changes made in revision mode. We then
> jsut need to remap the deletion operations when you enter
> revisions mode to simple formatting changes; no need to modify
> the PT (and the great thing is that the Undo will automatically work,
> since it already handles formatting changes). Then we need to add
> decent user interface + some trickery to the layout classes to
> hide/unhide the text marked as revised depending on what the user
> wants to see, and that should be pretty much it.
This is really, really great! I can't wait to drink that beer from Miguel
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