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Prominence of minor changes in Diff display should be higher, or use additional highlighting...
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Prompted by a comment on IRC that a small change like the one here -
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Conscription&curid=5735&diff=820722571&oldid=820672580

was difficult to sport despite the contributor indicatign exactly what had been changed in an edit summary.

Would it be possible for diffs where the change is typically less than 5 charcters in a given line or block to be highlighted in a more prominent way, or perhaps with additional grpahics to mark where in the line the change was made?

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ShakespeareFan00 renamed this task from Prominence of minor edits in Diff display should be higher, or use additional highlighting... to Prominence of minor changes in Diff display should be higher, or use additional highlighting....Jan 16 2018, 12:00 PM

Was my comment that prompted this. The nice pale tan and blue is pleasant and works fine most of the time, but when someone only changes one or two characters it's essentially invisible on a white background, and I suspect many just move on to something else rather than trying to spot where a single comma may have been changed somewhere in an entire paragraph. If we could just make it change to a more visible color when an edit only effects one or two characters, it would be a small but occasionally very useful quality of life improvement.

I would also note that some kind of different highlight for potentially syntax breaking changes to sequences like '' ''' {{ }} [ [[ ]] ] would also be appreciated...

I appreciate full syntax highlighting isn't yet on the cards.