Suppose you are working with a system that keeps track of edits to a file and can show you a list of the versions. In this system, available actions are shown following each version, e.g.:
3 Edited date/time by whoever [Edit/Delete] 2 Edited date/time by whoever [Edit/Delete/Rollback] 1 Created date/time by whoever [Edit/Delete/Rollback]
One of the functions the system supports is reverting to an earlier version, this is done by clicking on the "rollback" action listed after earlier versions. So if a file is reverted, the list would look like this:
4 Reverted to version #2 date/time by whoever [Edit/Delete] 3 Edited date/time by whoever [Edit/Delete/Rollback] 2 Edited date/time by whoever [Edit/Delete/Rollback] 1 Created date/time by whoever [Edit/Delete/Rollback]
Is this use of "rollback" confusing or incorrect?
It seems to me it would be more accurate if the action were labelled "rollback to this version." "Rollback" by itself sounds like it's an action that should be performed on the current version to roll it back to an earlier one.
In fact, the system that prompted this question is the Revisions page that exists for any post that's been edited on a StackExchange site. It seems slightly confusing to use "rollback" as shorthand for "roll back to this earlier version."