I've recently seen more suggested edits with the edit description containing something along the lines of "Language Tag". The diff for these edits shows entire blocks of code being changed, except the content of those blocks is the exact same:


I'm guessing that these edits are adding language hints? Is that correct?

If so, can the suggested edit diffs be updated to show the added/removed hints?

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    I've processed the suggested edits. I'm not sure why the user who made the first suggestion thought it was necessary to add the language hint, though. There's already an [html] tag on the question, and even with the default highlighter, HTML should be colored as HTML... oh well. Apr 24, 2012 at 17:10
  • @BoltClock - Thanks. Yeah, I guess I've been unsure whether to approve or reject those (partially because I can't see them, and partially because I'm somewhat unfamiliar with the language hints). Most of them could probably be "Too Minor", honestly; there's usually other stuff in the post needing fixed.
    – Rob Hruska
    Apr 24, 2012 at 18:10

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You can see the changes in the markdown diff.
Click on the lower two-pages icon to get the markdown diff. The upper one is for the rendering diff.


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    The real problem behind it though is if the language tag actually makes a difference. Adding a language tag to a block of code which is already highlighted that way is not useful, and should be rejected.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Apr 24, 2012 at 18:03
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    True. Unfortunately you can't see the highlighting (or lack thereof) in the render diff. You need to go to the post to check :( Apr 24, 2012 at 18:06
  • Sweet. I'm honestly not sure if I've ever toggled that view. If I did, it's been a while and I'd forgotten about it.
    – Rob Hruska
    Apr 24, 2012 at 18:13

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