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Judgment (law)[edit]

  • Thanks, Boson, for maintaining the integrity of Judgment (law), most of which was improved on by a former student. In your edit summary, you said "Undid revision 761771980," which seems like good practice. I was wondering where one sees this unique ID. LexLife (talk) 22:44, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
(moved this here for clarity) --Boson (talk) 12:00, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
If you click on "View history", you get a list of recent edits; if you then click on "prev" before the edit in question, you are shown a "diff" for the edit, with a URL like this:
Here the "diff" parameter in the URL indicates the revision ID. Clicking on "undo" above the right column of the diff display generates an edit summary with the ID. Similarly, if you click on the timestamp (for instance in the column heading of the diff display or in the history list), the revision ID is shown as "oldid" in the URL, as here
Boson (talk) 12:00, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you; I see that now! LexLife (talk) 15:30, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
You are very welcome. Feel free to ask if you have any other questions. --Boson (talk) 15:38, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

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