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[edit check] Investigate working out which content was added during an edit
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We can look at

  1. Transactions
  2. The visual diff output

With transactions we may want to be able to only look at additions (as opposed to annotations)


By the end of this investigation, there will be a functional demo that enables the Editing Team to make changes to an article and see:

  1. What – if any – new content the software "thinks" was added during said edit
  2. Where within an existing article the software "thinks" the new content it detects was added

Decisions to be made

The "Outcome" of this spike will enable the Editing Team to decide whether the detecting heuristic/method used to create the demo this task is describing is accurate and reliable to iterate upon.

Event Timeline

Restricted Application changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Spike". · View Herald TranscriptNov 15 2022, 6:41 PM

Updated task description based on the conversation @Esanders and I had a few a few minutes ago offline.

Change 879507 had a related patch set uploaded (by Esanders; author: Esanders):

[VisualEditor/VisualEditor@master] [DNM] Highlight inserted content via find-and-replace dialog

Before we can resolve this task, we need to finishing investigating cases 12., 13., and 14. described in T326856.