Clearing formatting and links

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This is a general question for anyone who wants to share an opinion:

The "Style text" (character formatting) menu in VisualEditor has options like bold and italics. At the end of the menu, there is "Clear formatting", which removes bold, italics, etc., and also removes any [[link]]s. This is consistent with what some web-based software does (like Gmail). Do you think this is a good approach, or would you rather have "clear formatting" retain any links to other pages/other websites?

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk)04:51, 25 June 2014

I did not know that links were formatting. ;-) In my opinion, indeed this is inconsistent, and "Clear formatting" must keep links.

Nnemo (talk)14:31, 21 October 2014