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Cannot see the full ramifications of the edit before publishing

Summary last edited by Elitre (WMF) 16:38, 16 March 2018 1 year ago
Codename Lisa (talkcontribs)


While I love the new 2017 wikitext editor because of its expanse, it is impossible to see the full ramifications of the edit before publishing it. This was not the problem with the old wikitext editor. More specifically:

  • Accidental misspelling of a category's name is not seen in the preview.
  • List of used templates won't get updated.
  • The effect of {{lowercase title}} or other title-changing code cannot be previewed.
  • Category changes resulting from addition of new templates do not appear in the preview. For example, try inserting a {{Use British English}} template in English Wikipedia.
Alsee (talkcontribs)

In January-March 2017 there was an RFC at English Wikipedia to block deployment of the 2017Editor due to preview errors and poor performance. The issue is tracked at Phabricator task T154844. However there has been no progress, and the manager of the project appears intensely opposed to a real fix. The task is rated "LOW priority", which generally indicates little prospects for action in the foreseeable future.

I'll add your cited concerns to the Phabricator discussion.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hello, Codename Lisa!

The blue-linked cats are a regression. I've re-opened the bug.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Update: It appears that it's a bug that produces the same symptom, but not technically a regression. A fix seems to be on the way, thanks to the ever-awesome User:DLynch.

Codename Lisa (talkcontribs)

Please send my best to the awesome User:DLynch. Right now, I have a wallpaper of a cat with a blue link. It took me a while to understand what "blue-linked cat" means.