When trying to determine "authorship" of an article, one possible method would
be to "count" the number of edits for a given article. This is particularly
important when trying to determine who the "principle author" of an article
might be when giving citations of the article, or for formal copyright registration.
In short, a quick count "tab" or "button" in the history page would then count
each user's contributions in a fashion like this:
User1 (20 edits)
User2 (15 edits)
User3 (7 edits)
188.8.131.52 (3 edits)
To get "fancy" you could even try to eliminate counts from reversions (or even
reversion wars), especially to eliminate giving credit to vandals. A simple
implementation would only require a simple count.
Another further enhancement would be to list the timestamp for the last edit for
each author on a particular article.
The main purpose of this is to extract the names of all authors for a particular