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Feature request (& another bug)

Summary by Halibutt
Halibutt (talkcontribs)

Ok, I was translating the article on :w:en:Michael D. Coe to my userspace on plwiki. I translated most of it, avoiding clicking on any templates, since in the past it broke the CT (bug reported numerous times, no response so far). Tonight I returned to the translation, but apparently the source article was changed in the meantime. And guess what, the entire page is greyed-out. I can see the orange memo informing me about the article change, but can't close it. Can't publish the translation, edit it, nothing. It looks precisely the same as in the case of "Infobox breaks CT".

So I thought there must be a better way. Since the translation is apparently being saved, and since the content is apparently there (inaccessible, but it is there), how about adding an option to the article list (Special:ContentTranslation) to export the translated article to code (either to user draft space or to a txt file, doesn't really matter). I want my hard work back and apparently once the CT greys out, it's impossible to publish anything, which means I would have to basically start over. However, perhaps there is a way to recover the translated text from without the CT engine itself.

This way we could - as a last resort - bypass many bugs that have been troubling the CT engine, including the "clicking Infobox breaks the CT", "http 400" and a plethora of others. The article text would be pulled directly from the database, regardless of the CT engine itself. Is it doable?

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