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November 14, 2015

A jQuery plugin to track text revisions to textareas.

Textbox-revision-tracker is a jQuery plugin to track text revisions to HTML inputs or text areas.

Created by Jon Bake




revision tracker

Textbox Revision Tracker

A simple jQuery plugin to track text revisions to HTML inputs or text areas. Revisions can be saved, undone, redone, diffed and fetched. Revision data of text, time of revision and revision number are stored.


Getting Started

Download the production version or the development version.

In your web page:

<textarea id="ta"></textarea>

<script src="jquery.js"></script>
<script src="dist/textbox-revision-tracker.min.js"></script>
<!-- provide diff function if you want diff support, alternatively you supply your own diff function, which is passed as an option -->
<script src="libs/diff.js"></script>

//window.diffString provided by libs/diff.js
$('textarea#ta').revisionTracker({diffFunction: window.diffString});

Initialization Options

Name Type Description
diffFunction Function Takes the text of two revisions and performs a diff. This only needs to be provided if calling the diff method in the API.
autoSave Number If provided, will automatically create a revision after specified number seconds of paused typing


To call a method on an instantiated RevisionTracker, use the syntax $('textarea').('methodName', arguments...);.

Available Methods

Method Description Arguments
revisions List of all revisions. Revisions are objects with text, time and revisionNumber properties. None
save Save the current text as a revsion. None
getRevision Get a particular revision. RevisionNumber
undo Undo last revision. None
redo Redo last undone revision. None
goToRevision Go to a particular revision. RevisionNumber
getDiff Get a diff of two revisions. RevisionNumber1, RevisionNumber2

Example Usage

//type in some text
//save the text as a revision
$('textarea').revisionTracker('revisions');  //returns [{"text":"foo","time":1438307922004,"revisionNumber":1}]
$('textarea').revisionTracker('revisions');  //returns []
$('textarea').val() //return ""
$('textarea').val() //return "foo"

Release History

0.1 - Initial Release


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To install using Bower
bower install textbox-revision-tracker


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