Bug ID: 63442
           Summary: [[Special:Diff]] - counterintuitive order of
           Product: MediaWiki
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Unprioritized
         Component: Special pages
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This is not exactly a bug a this time but I wasn't quite sure where to report
it otherwise:

The new special page [[Special:Diff]] allows to easily link to diff pages, e.g.
[[Special:Diff/newid]] will link to the difference introduced "newid"

When one wants the diff between multiple versions one has however to write
[[Special:Diff/oldid/newid]] to get the difference between "oldid" and "newid"

Therefore the order of parameter changes: "newid" is now the second instead of
the first parameter. "oldid" takes it's place.

- Isn't this highly counterintuitive?
- Wouldn't be [[Special:Diff/newid/oldid]] bemuch more natural?
Also in a normal workflow one would propaply 1) start with creating a difflink
with respect to the resulting version and only *afterwards* one would add the
old version (which the resulting version should be compared to) if necessary.
In most cases an old version isn't necessary though and "newid" will almost
always be the first parameter (with only those few exceptions where an "oldid"
is actually needed).

I therefore want to ask, if anybody feels differently and would propose to
change the ordering otherwise as long as [[SPecial:Diff]] isn't much used yet.

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