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Question history attributed changes to me that I didn't make

When I was editing this question today the OP came back an made an edit during the grace period (five minutes?) when revisions are not tracked.

When I saved my edits I noticed that I'd apparently overwritten his update (he had added a link to the version of jQuery Data Tables he was using).

The system didn't warn me that changes had been made presumably because this is only tracked using revision numbers. Maybe it should do this (i.e. by calculating a hash of the original post then creating a new hash before allowing me to save. Then check if anything changed by comparing the hashes if the revision number is still the same - like a belt an braces check)?

  • The revision history says that you edited long after the original poster's 5 minute grace period was up. About 25 minutes elapsed between the end of the grace period and the time that your edit was submitted. What am I missing here? – Cody Gray Jul 27 '11 at 9:45
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    Yes...but the OP made his revisions during the grace period which the system didn't see or warn me about. – Kev Jul 27 '11 at 9:48
  • @Kev - did you have the edit screen open for 25+ minutes before saving? – Nick Craver Jul 27 '11 at 10:22
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    @nick - um...possibly. – Kev Jul 27 '11 at 10:43
  • While this is focusing on a different aspect, the root "bug" is the same as has been previously reported and previously discussed. The report is marked "status-review", so there is hope for some things being changed. – Grace Note Jul 27 '11 at 13:18

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