Hi Jon, I see "Split view", "Unified view" and "Unified view (plain)" on the instance but I recall you showed us a diff with lines for mapping text on the side and possibly one more kind of diff view that you were playing around with. Is it possible to get it/them in the patch as well?
Testing the current version, I'm kind of at a loss to say why unified diffs are better than split diffs. It's obvious why they're better for mobile, where you don't have enough space for side-by-side columns. But on desktop, it seems like a toss-up.
Here are some examples.
Individual words changed, it's basically the same:
Longer phrases changed, I think the split diff is clearer:
Splitting one paragraph into two, the unified diff doesn't show anything:
Moving a paragraph to a different spot on the page, and changing a few words in that paragraph, it's a toss-up -- neither version flags the changed words:
So when we show this to people -- what's the benefit that we think people will get from the unified diff? What problem are we solving?