Issue 81527 - Misattributed revision marks when doing a "Compare" when documents do not have author
Summary: Misattributed revision marks when doing a "Compare" when documents do not hav...
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2.1
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-09-12 14:22 UTC by nmailhot
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description nmailhot 2007-09-12 14:22:17 UTC
When one adds revision marks to a document by asking writer to compare it to a
previous version, all the revisions are attributed to him.

This leads to not-so-funny episodes when other reviewers assume a problem change
was authored by the person that asked writer to create the revision marks.

Please have writer attribute automatically created revision marks to no one, or
to a neutral entity (Unknown, auto, whatever)
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-09-13 09:52:33 UTC
That's not fully true. The revisions are attributed to the author of the
document which is opened first. The registered OOo user of the current session
is not regarded for this. I think, that this is a suitable solution and much
better than turning this into user "Unknown".
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2007-09-13 09:56:21 UTC
Feel free to reopen the issue and mark this as "Enhancement" for the case you
could propose a better solution for this. Thanks!
Comment 3 nmailhot 2007-09-13 10:04:36 UTC

"The revisions are attributed to the author of the document which is opened first"

Except every document does not have an author name, metadata can be striped,
lost in conversions, or just never filed, in which case OO.o will "helpfully"
use the current user as default.

A very common case is a document with multiple authors. Attributing revision
marks between two versions to the person doing the compare is just plain wrong
and confusing.
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2007-09-13 12:03:35 UTC
Well, when I try to compare two documents, where revision marks of different
persons are already available, these are correctly assigned to the users after
could you please attach a test case (two short documents), where this defect is
shown? Thanks a lot!
Comment 5 nmailhot 2007-09-13 12:17:16 UTC
You have this problem at least when comparing two versions of the same document
with no existing revision marks and no author metadata.

For this particular problem I can't provide test documents without disclosing
company info which is a no-go
Comment 6 michael.ruess 2007-09-14 12:27:24 UTC
MRU->AMA: when two document which do not have an author registered in, are
compared, the redlines should not be applied to the user of the current process
- better to have "Unknown" in the redlines in this special case.