Version re-numbering in Confluence Cloud

I have noticed that in newer versions of Confluence Data Center (I think starting in 7.16, but definitely in 7.18) that when I delete a version of a page, the versions aren’t automatically re-numbered.

What I mean is, if a page has 5 continuous versions [1, 2, 3, 4, 5], and I delete version 3, I get a different set of resulting versions in different versions of Confluence:

  • Confluence 7.15 and older: [1, 2, 3 (used to be 4), 4 (used to be 5)]
  • Confluence 7.16 and newer: [1, 2, 4, 5]

The newer behavior is better for plugin developers; having immutable version numbers means it’s much easier to uniquely identify a page version.

Currently, Confluence Cloud exhibits the older, version re-numbering behavior.

My question is: is Confluence Cloud planning to change to this behavior? If so, when?


+ to this question. Would like to know also.