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Content Fragment versioning


Level 1

We are using Content Fragments with AEM 6.4 and have noticed that Cancel from the editor creates a new revision and will automatically overwrite any changes that may have been made outside the editor.  Anyone know why this is happening and if there is a way to configure this behavior?   Testing the same Cancel scenario with another asset type like a png, does not cause a new revision to be created.

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Level 10

Somehow I couldn't reproduce this behavior on 6.4.4

Not sure, if there is a specific way to reproduce it?


Level 1

I have tried on 6.4.3 and 6.4.4 and see the same behavior.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Create a content fragment
  2. View timeline
  3. Open fragment for editing
  4. Cancel without making any changes
  5. View timeline
  6. Notice a new version has been created.   This appears to be a full rollback and will have overwritten any changes that may have been made to the underlying data while the editor was open.


Community Advisor

Hey Joshe,

Yeah, cancel can be a pretty heavy weight operation(noticed this too) as in every time a version get's created indeed.

If you do not need to create a version simply close the tab without clicking the cancel button.

There is no config to cancel the cancel button operation functionality I am aware of.




Level 1

If this is not configurable, does anyone know what should be overlayed to change the behavior?