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From "David Johnson (JIRA)" <>
Subject [Roller-JIRA] Updated: (ROL-1358) Minor Edit button in edit entry forms
Date Tue, 24 Jul 2007 19:45:30 GMT


David Johnson updated ROL-1358:

    Fix Version/s:     (was: 4.0)

Doh! See previous comment.

> Minor Edit button in edit entry forms
> -------------------------------------
>                 Key: ROL-1358
>                 URL:
>             Project: Roller
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Newsfeed Aggregation, Weblog Editor
>    Affects Versions: 3.0
>         Environment: all
>            Reporter: Henry Story
>            Assignee: Allen Gilliland
>             Fix For: 4.1
> There is a serious need for a "minor edit" button on the editing forms, that would allow
an author specify that an update he is about to make is insignificant [1], and so that the
updated time stamp of the associated atom feed should not be updated.
> Insignificant changes include things such as:
>    - html or markup fixes
>    - link renaming (perhaps a remote resource was moved, deleted, hijacked, or some such...)
>    - minor spelling or grammatical corrections
>    - add or delete tags, or change the category of a post
>   ...
> Currently any of the above changes the update time stamp, which will appear to many aggregators
as spam. This is because people are interested in updates to articles, be they blog articles
or wiki articles [2]. But if absolutely minor changes have the effect of changing the updated
time stamp, then the value of the updated time stamp is lost. Currently I am having this problem
with any minor edit affecting the panetrdf feed. [3]
> There is one very simple solution to this problem:
>  Add a "minor update" check box to the entry field. If checked the updated time stamp
does not get changed.
> The Atom Application Protocol does make an app:edited [4] time stamp available, to allow
clients to synchronise their state up to minor edits with the server. This could also be made
available in the server, and will probably be important at some point in the future. This
will require a change to the database. This feature request does not require it.
> Henry Story
> [1] to use the terminology of Atom rfc 4287
> [2] Tim Bray made the point in the atom application protocol mailing list
> [3]
> [4]

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