PermaLinkMore Than 2000 Edits To One Wikipedia Page In 48 Hours!
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1. Ben Langhinrichs04/22/2005 10:44:12 AM
Homepage: http://www.GeniiSoft.com


Out of curiosity, how does Wikipedia (or any Wiki) handle simultaneous edits (save conflicts)? Do you know?




2. Richard Schwartz04/22/2005 11:16:21 AM
Homepage: http://smokey.rhs.com/web/blog/PowerOfTheSchwartz.nsf


Last one saved wins, just like in Notes. But Wikipedia saves a complete trail of deltas, so anything lost is easily recovered. I'm not aware of any automated merge tools though.

-rich




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