Re: [Tools-discuss] "Changed document writeup" in Datatracker

Ole Laursen <> Wed, 15 May 2013 21:20 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Tools-discuss] "Changed document writeup" in Datatracker
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2013/4/25 Yaron Sheffer <>:
> unless I'm missing something, this indication in the document's history (and
> the RSS feed) seems to be useless, because there is no versioning of the
> shepherd's writeup, so no way to know what has changed.

Won't argue with that, just point out that it's not entirely useless
as it at least names a person and a date for the change. FYI we have
the writeup stored in the database for each change on the history
entry - the current writeup is actually just the text from the latest
entry. So it would be possible to improve it.

I don't think the Datatracker is entirely consistent for the various
writeups in when it appends the text to the description that shows up
on the history page and in the RSS.