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While reviewing edit suggestions, I sometimes come accross edits that claim to have changed something but there is no change apparent in the side-by-side comparison - see below for an example where the user says he has added syntax highlighting but the original code is already properly formatted. I checked the post and it was not showing any edits.

Assuming the editor did what he claims he did:

  1. Is it due to the original poster having edited the post within the 5 minute period and after the edit suggestion has been made?
  2. Shall I just reject the edit as too minor (although when the edit was made it was useful if 1. is true)?
  3. Am I having hallucinations?

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Semi-dupe of Where did this code come from?. It's answer applies here too. – Martijn Pieters Jul 2 '12 at 17:07
Haha - the editor added <!-- language: lang-xml --> so I guess the answer to my 3 questions is that the answer to 3 is yes. – assylias Jul 2 '12 at 17:11
Ah yes I sometimes add the <!-- #language --> specifier if the syntax highlighting is incorrect (it's inherited from the most popular tag). – Aaron Bertrand Jul 2 '12 at 17:12
Ha! I'm not the only one :) – PeeHaa Jul 2 '12 at 18:47
up vote 12 down vote accepted

You mean these revisions?

If you take a look at the icons to the left of a revision, you can see that you can switch between representations of a change. Here I choose the 'show the markdown diffs':

markdown diff showing that a language hint was added

As you can see a syntax highlighting hint was added.

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Yep - I did not know about that view. Very handy, thanks! – assylias Jul 2 '12 at 17:13

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