CGI::Wiki::Plugin::Diff - format differences between two CGI::Wiki pages


  use CGI::Wiki::Plugin::Diff;
  my $plugin = CGI::Wiki::Plugin::Diff->new;
  $wiki->register_plugin( plugin => $plugin );   # called before any node reads
  my %diff = $plugin->differences( node => 'Imperial College',
                                left_version => 3,
                                right_version => 5);


A plug-in for CGI::Wiki sites, which provides a nice extract of differences between two versions of a node.


  my %diff_vars = $plugin->differences(
      node          => "Home Page",
      left_version  => 3,
      right_version => 5

Returns a hash with the key-value pairs:

  • left_version - The node version whose content we're considering canonical.

    right_version - The node version that we're showing the differences from.

    content - The (formatted) contents of the Left version of the node.

    diff - An array of hashrefs of hunks of differences between the versions. It is assumed that the display will be rendered in HTML, and SPAN tags are inserted with a class of diff1 or diff2, to highlight which individual words have actually changed. Display the contents of diff using a <table>, with each member of the array corresponding to a row <TR>, and keys {left} and {right} being two columns <TD>.

    Usually you will want to feed this through a templating system, such as Template Toolkit, which makes iterating the AoH very easy.


Write more tests for this module!

Make this module more generic, allow selection of formatting options. Add the ability to select which metadata fields are diffed.

Improve the OO'ness by making the module subclassable, substituting different methods for _serialise_metadata and _content_escape.

I am also looking to take the intradiff functionality out of this module and into its own freestanding module where it belongs.


Please use to report any bugs in this module. If you have any ideas for how this module could be enhanced, please email the author, or post to the CGI::Wiki list (CGI (hyphen) wiki (hyphen) dev (at) earth (dot) li).


I. P. Williams (IVORW [at] CPAN {dot} org)


     Copyright (C) 2003 I. P. Williams (IVORW [at] CPAN {dot} org).
     All Rights Reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


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