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old pages, new media, not wanted
why do old page revisions always refer to the latest media file revisions
ephikles #1
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Subject: old pages, new media, not wanted
Hi there,

don't know if it was ever asked (couldn't find anything), but..

If I upload a new version of a media file, all page revisions show the new media file.
I don't want that, an old revision of a page should show the media files that were "active" when the page revision was created.

But that's just not how it works, right?
Revisioning works separately for pages and media files, and I'd have to manually link to old revisions of media files, correct?
MartinR #2
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Consider that the pages are text files containing markup and links to named media files.  When displayed DW interprets the markup and fetches the linked pages to build the final web page that is sent over the net to the reader.  There is no hash or signature that identifies the media file, just the name.

If you want to keep old versions of media files you will have to adopt a naming scheme that incorporates a revision number or date in the file name.  For instance my file bells:uss_pensylvania.jpg will always be the latest version loaded.  To version it I would need:
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