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In an edit diff, when the revision changes the title, removed words are shown struck out in red and added words are shown with a green background. This is fine when there are only removed words, or only added words, but when there are both, the result is difficult to read.

title with edited words

Getting default accessible fields of… No. Getting accessible fields of an object in a Salesforce object… No. Getting accessible fields of a Salesforce object using REST API. Phew. Yeah, ok.

title with edited words

Program causes run. Time error? Oh, Program causes run-time error … when run on specific machine. Yeah, sounds sensible. What was the old title? Oh dear…

Please show both the old title and the new title, one below the other.

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How weird... I was considering requesting exactly the same thing earlier today! (+1 from me!) –  Matt Jun 12 '12 at 18:24
    
@Matt I thought this already existed on meta, but I didn't find it, so now it's here. –  Gilles Jun 12 '12 at 18:25
    
+1 this is really annoying. –  ben is uǝq backwards Jun 12 '12 at 18:25
    
Same solution to a different problem: Please keep title edits display consistent with content edits - He's complaining about the title edit not being very visible, but the solution would solve this issue as well. –  animuson Jun 12 '12 at 18:25
    
@animuson Ah, yes, thank you. That would work too. I'm not bent on the placement, all I want is to see both titles unencumbered. –  Gilles Jun 12 '12 at 18:30
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Considering that titles get re-written a lot AND that carefully worded titles make a big difference, the seeing the whole title at once is actually quite important.

I too would like to see the diff for edits styled in such a way that the old and new question titles show up separately in the same way that the question bodies do. The current rendering of titles being an inline diff and the post body being separate is inconsistent.

The added and deleted words can still be highlighted in the appropriate one (red for deleted words in the old title and green for added ones in the new), but each title should be readable from start to finish as a single unit.

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