How to view Nginx wiki history?

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Fri Nov 9 03:08:46 UTC 2012


On Sun, Nov 04, 2012 at 02:07:32PM +0000, Jonathan Matthews wrote:

> On 4 November 2012 13:57, Valentin V. Bartenev <ne at> wrote:
> > On Saturday 03 November 2012 10:08:48 howard chen wrote:
> >> Re: How to view Nginx wiki history?
> >
> > You should register an account to view the history:
> >
> That really sucks. Can it be configured differently to allow
> non-authenticated users access to page histories?

Non-authenticated users actually have access, but there is no link 
provided.  E.g.

> As we're on the topic of historic documentation across a versioned
> piece of software like nginx, I'd like to put in a plea here for
> something to be worked out to expose the mapping of config directives
> to the version in which they were introduced, or when their behaviours
> changed - in a *structured* format.
> IMHO that's a really major documentation flaw in both the wiki and the
> official documentation, as the inline notes about version
> applicability are both sparse and not formalised/structured at all
> usefully.

In official documentation we've introduced formal <apperead-in> 
tag, e.g.

Though in more or less nontrivial cases like new directive 
parameters and so on - inline notes are unavoidable.

Maxim Dounin

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