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Provide source code diff view for Vector Graphics files (SVG) for file overwrites
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Description

Individual changes to vector files (SVG) are often difficult to trace back to the relevant lines of the source code. A diff view would enable content curators to quickly identify what exactly has been changed and make further adaptations as necessary.

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FDMS created this task.Dec 27 2016, 9:33 AM
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Currently

  1. User A uploads an .svg
  2. User B uploads a new version of the file as a new revision
  3. Another user wants to compare the difference in source code between the two files, and have to compare this manually, by having multiple tabs open

Wanted
A diff-comparer for vector files to see the difference between file versions.

Aklapper renamed this task from vector file source code diff view for file overwrites to Provide source code diff view for Vector Graphics files (SVG) for file overwrites.Dec 27 2016, 3:28 PM
Aklapper triaged this task as Lowest priority.

I don't see anything specific about Wikimedia Commons in this task. Hence removing the Commons tag. If there is, please elaborate.

I don't see anything specific about Wikimedia Commons in this task. Hence removing the Commons tag. If there is, please elaborate.

Commons is for tracking tasks which may affect or interest the users on Commons. Since most files are located on Commons, this is of high interest of the Commons community, and therefore the tag should on this task. The Commons is not a group of devs. but merly a tracking project for the Commons community.

[offtopic] @Josve05a: Then its project description is maybe misleading ("if the task is not actually specific to Commons"), as this task would provide functionality on any wiki / site.