I wonder if it is possible to see specific previous versions of questions, i.e. the way they looked back when they were edited n times.

The revision history gives a good idea, but they're all diffs, so sometimes a version looks like this (actual screenshot):

lots of red and green

and it's not clear what it really would have looked like on the page.
You can click on "source", which gives a reasonable rough draft, but I want to see the result.

Not proposing this as a feature request, since I don't feel it's important enough for the programmers to spend time on; I just wonder if it's at all possible now.

As Martin Smith points out, you can click on "Edit" next to "Source" on sites where you have edit privileges. So that's that part taken care of, but how about sites where you don't?

  • Did you mean, before the nth Revision ? – Lucifer Jul 17 '12 at 11:35
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    If you have edit priveliges you can click the "edit" link in the revision history to open up the specific revision in the editor. Sometimes makes things clearer. – Martin Smith Jul 17 '12 at 11:37
  • @Lucifer That depends on how you count. The edit history counts versions, not revisions, so number 1 is the original and number 2 is the first revision. – Mr Lister Jul 17 '12 at 11:38
  • @MartinSmith Yes, that works, thanks. But my question stands for sites where one doesn't have edit privileges. – Mr Lister Jul 17 '12 at 11:42
  • @MrLister you should update your question to reflect that. – Aaron Bertrand Jul 17 '12 at 12:05
  • @AaronBertrand 'kay. – Mr Lister Jul 17 '12 at 12:12

If you click on the link icon (link icon) next to the revision, it will take you to a direct page for that specific revision. That page lacks the controls which let you see what changed, but it will show you the end result of that edit.

  • Yes! Thank you. – Mr Lister Jul 17 '12 at 18:58

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