How do Page Versions work in the skuid designer / page builder?

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I am confused by the behavior of the Page Versions in the PageBuilder page composer. This is the popup opened from the More Page Actions button on the composer and selecting Versions.

I modified a page yesterday afternoon and again this morning, and realized that I needed to go back to yesterday's end point. In the Page Versions list, there was an Auto-Save entry for 1/24/2018 3:29 pm, preceded in the list by 1/25/2018 11:05 am. (There were also later versions for 1/25, and earlier versions for 1/24 that are not relevant.) 

I assumed that the 3:29pm version would include my last edits from yesterday afternoon. I restored that version by clicking the clock action icon and then saving the page.

Fortunately, my final edit of the day had been a simple text change in a Rich Text component - but the change was not present in the restored page!

Was this an error, or is it a training issue? (training for me)

FWIW, skuid is v9.5.17
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Posted 10 months ago

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Josh Merritt

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Mike, I've occasionally ran into similarly odd behavior when trying to use the versions feature. It seemed to me that they occurred when you try to name a past version or when you've restored a past version. I don't have the steps to reproduce because it was hard to unravel, but I'll document it the next time I have it happen so Skuid can have a few more data points.
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Yes. I've similar experiences. Would be great if you could preview or even open the version in page builder in read only mode or something.

Added this idea today coincidentally. 
https://community.skuid.com/skuid/topics/preview-page-version
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And, can you say, "diff"?