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This template is intended to be useful for creating links to "diffs"; that is, links to pages that show the differences between two versions of a wiki page.

Every version of a page has a revision ID, which you can find from the history of the page by looking at the link for the timestamp, which is of the form:


The number after oldid= is the revision ID.

Unlike {{Diff}}, this template does not require the page name, and provides a diff between a specified revision ID and the one immediately before it (i.e. what changed at a certain ID). Unlike {{Diff2}}, this template does not have a section name parameter.


  • oldid – The base ID onto which the diff is generated.
  • label – (optional) Text to display as link. No label will give a numbered link.


Code Output
{{Diff3|123456789}} [1]
{{Diff3|123456789|SomeUser's edit to "Some article name"}} SomeUser's edit to "Some article name"

Important note

User:HersfoldArbClerkBot depends on this template's arguments remaining in the same order. If you edit this template in such a way that the arguments change order or meaning, please let Hersfold know as soon as possible. Thanks!

See also