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Edit notice is not shown when a user switches from wikitext editor to visualeditor

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As a user, when I click the button to switch to visualeditor I expect to see an edit notice (if it exists).

Steps to reproduce

  1. Go to
  2. Click edit (make sure this leads to wikitext editor, meta + shift + e), and see edit notice
  3. Click pencil icon
  4. Click "switch to visual editing"

Expected output

A popup with an edit notice containing some text (if it exists).

Actual output

No popup with an edit notice.

TheDJ (talkcontribs)

Note that that is an edit intro btw, which is a rather special case of an edit notice. I'm personally not able to reproduce, but i've seen more reports like this on English Wikipedia recently. Perhaps is is a race condition or something. (talkcontribs)

It probably happens consistently when the user is logged out:

A good guess is probably that the "switched" notice is higher priority than the edit notice so it gets hidden and the edit notice might get discarded. It would also be odd (and a worse user experience) for it to show both notices simultaneously. Although the edit notice should probably be higher priority than the "switched" notice.

An easy way to replicate is to use it on protected pages, and force a switch to visualeditor using a keyboard shortcut (e.g. alt + shift + v).

You can see that the API response contains the text, it is simply not used for some reason:

    "visualeditor": {
        "result": "success",
        "notices": ["<div class=\"floatleft\"><img alt=\"AnonEditWarning.svg\" src=\"//\" width=\"9\" height=\"20\" srcset=\"// 1.5x, // 2x\" data-file-width=\"9\" data-file-height=\"20\" /></div> <span style=\"color:#d33; font-weight:bold;\">You are not logged in.</span> Your <a href=\"/wiki/IP_address\" title=\"IP address\">IP address</a> will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you <span class=\"plainlinks\"><b><a class=\"external text\" href=\"//\">log in</a></b> or <b><a class=\"external text\" href=\"//\">create an account</a></b></span>, your edits will be attributed to a user name, among <a href=\"/wiki/Wikipedia:Why_create_an_account%3F\" title=\"Wikipedia:Why create an account?\">other benefits</a>.\n", "<div id=\"semiprotectedpagewarning\">\n<p><b>Note:</b> This page has been <a href=\"/wiki/Wikipedia:Protection_policy#Semi-protection\" title=\"Wikipedia:Protection policy\">semi-protected</a> so that only <a href=\"/wiki/Wikipedia:User_access_levels#Autoconfirmed_users\" title=\"Wikipedia:User access levels\">autoconfirmed users</a> can edit it. If you need any help getting started with editing, see the <a href=\"/wiki/Wikipedia:New_contributors%27_help_page\" title=\"Wikipedia:New contributors' help page\">New contributors' help page</a>.\n</p>\n<hr class=\"fmbox-warning-ruler\" style=\"color: #BB7070; background-color: #BB7070;\"/>\n</div>\n<li class=\"mw-logline-protect\"> 16:34, 14 August 2014 <a href=\"/wiki/User:SlimVirgin\" class=\"mw-userlink\" title=\"User:SlimVirgin\"><bdi>SlimVirgin</bdi></a> <span class=\"mw-usertoollinks\">(<a href=\"/wiki/User_talk:SlimVirgin\" class=\"mw-usertoollinks-talk\" title=\"User talk:SlimVirgin\">talk</a>\u00a0| <a href=\"/wiki/Special:Contributions/SlimVirgin\" class=\"mw-usertoollinks-contribs\" title=\"Special:Contributions/SlimVirgin\">contribs</a>)</span> changed protection level for <a href=\"/wiki/Banana\" title=\"Banana\">Banana</a> \u200e\u200e[edit=autoconfirmed] (indefinite)\u200e[move=sysop] (indefinite) <span class=\"comment\">(Persistent <a href=\"/wiki/Wikipedia:Vandalism\" title=\"Wikipedia:Vandalism\">vandalism</a>: restoring protection per request)</span> <span class=\"mw-logevent-actionlink\">(<a href=\"/w/index.php?title=Banana&action=history&offset=20140814163456\" title=\"Banana\">hist</a>)</span> </li>\n<a href=\"/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&page=Banana&type=protect\" title=\"Special:Log\">View full log</a>"],
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Visual diff - Suggestion: Show which template parameter changed in the sidebar

1 (talkcontribs)


As a user, when I change a template parameter I expect to see the differences between the older version and the new version of the template.

Expected process

  1. Go to VisualEditor
  2. Click edit page
  3. Click the template "Wikimedia engineering project information" (infobox)
  4. Change parameter "Project name" from VisualEditor to TestDiff
  5. Click apply changes
  6. Click preview (e.g. alt + shift + v )
  7. Click Visual

Actual output

The message "template parameters changed".

Proposed feature (output)

Template paramters changed:

"project name" : "VisualEditor" -> "TestDiff".


It would be nicer to show the changes annotated in the template, but this is understandably much more complicated to do.

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Fringio (talkcontribs)

I've noticed that the option in the "Paragraph menu" to insert something between only une equal sign (i.e. =Title=) is called "Page title". I know this is correct, but I think for new users this could be confusing, leading them to think that what they are writing is the page title, even if they are writing in a sandbox page. For example, if I'm a new user and in my sandbox I write something like this in i could think that I'm writing/publishing the page "Keyboard" and not my sandbox.

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Visual diff - Changes to existing references are not shown in the main window or the sidebar (reference issues)

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A change to an existing reference is not shown on the sidebar or the main window.

Reproduction steps

  1. Go to an article with an reference, e.g.Extension:Scribunto () and enter edit mode
  2. Click on a reference, e.g. reference 1 ("i.e. proc_open is not within the array of disable_functions in your server's "php.ini" file.")
  3. Click edit
  4. Change the reference text to "test1"
  5. Click apply changes
  6. Click publish changes
  7. Click review changes
  8. Click Visual


A change to an existing reference is shown .


No change is visible, and there is no sidebar description. (talkcontribs)

Problem 2:

When two references switch positions their numbering is shown incorrectly in the preview.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Go to an article with an reference, e.g.Extension:Scribunto () and enter edit mode
  2. Cut (e.g. copy) reference 1 from its location, and paste it on the location of reference 2
  3. Cut (e.g. copy) reference 2 from its location, and paste it on the location of reference 1,
  4. Follow the rest of the steps in the first post


The preview shows reference "[1]" for the first reference, and reference "[2]" for the second

Actual output

The preview shows reference "[2]" for the first reference, and reference "[1]" for the second

Notes:This is pretty confusing with two references, so imagine with 5 or more references being moved around. It might also be useful to add some sort of note in the sidebar and perhaps include a hover that displays the content of the references.

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Visual diff - an image resized to full width overflows and shows up in sidebar

3 (talkcontribs)


An image resized to full horizontal width, using the visual editor goes overflows and may obscure the text in the sidebar.

Reproduction steps

  1. Go to an article with an image, e.g. VisualEditor/Design/User testing and enter edit mode
  2. Click on File:July31 toolbar.png
  3. Click edit
  4. Click Advanced settings
  5. Click make full size
  6. Click apply changes
  7. Click publish changes
  8. Click review changes
  9. Click Visual


The image doesn't on top of the sidebar. A scroll bar can be use to see the rest of it.


The image goes beyond the preview section and is also visible in the sidebar.

TheDJ (talkcontribs)

Confirmed.. Might want to have at least overflow:hidden on .ve-ui-diffElement-content (talkcontribs)

Yes, this also happens full width (100%) "<pre>" blocks, and overflow hidden wouldn't work too well because it would hide some entered content, unless maybe a scroll bar is added to the separate preview area.

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Visual diff - Some interface messages are missing

2 (talkcontribs)


Some interface messages are missing in sidebar description.

Reproduction steps

  1. Go to an article with an image, e.g. VisualEditor/Design/User testing and enter edit mode
  2. Click on File:July31 toolbar.png
  3. Click edit
  4. Click Advanced settings
  5. Click the "Wrap text around this item" checkbox
  6. Click the "Center" button directly below it
  7. Click apply changes
  8. Click publish changes
  9. Click review changes
  10. Click Visual


The sidebar contains a usable description.


Sidebar contains this message:

"⧼visualeditor-changedesc-align⧽ borderImage set to false"

Possibly related issue:

Whenever any image (or file?) attribute (e.g. image width or caption) is changed, it seems to incorrectly display the message: "borderImage is set to false".

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the spots! The first is fixed in, the second in – both will be released to production here from next Tuesday. (talkcontribs)
Agente de utilizador: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/56.0.2924.87 Safari/537.36

parabens texto perfeito obrigado so presisa aumenta a letra

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Alsee (talkcontribs)

Before SingleEditTab was deployed, Jdforrester assured me that it would not be depolyed with a VE default without asking the community first. Then it was deployed with VisualEditor as the initial default. English Wiki had to fight to get that bug fixed. However it was only changed on EnWiki.

I don't speak Polish, but I happened to stumble across a Polish wiki unanimous request (permalink) for the default to be changed to the wikitext editor. I expect English and Polish Wiki are not the only ones who object to the VE default. I saw at least one request that it not be deployed as VE default at ZhWiki, although I don't know if there was group discussion. (I don't speak Chinese either).

I opened Phabricator task T159032 nearly a month ago, asking for the Polish default and hopefully everywhere to be changed. While I did sort-of get a reply on the Phab task, it didn't make much sense and it didn't answer whether anything would be done. I haven't been able to get any further reply there in the last two weeks.

Can we get Polish wiki fixed, per community request? And what about the global default? Or do I need to show more communities wanting it changed first?

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rajout d'une apocope

Summary by Whatamidoing (WMF)

No feedback about software here (talkcontribs)
Agent utilisateur : Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_11_6) AppleWebKit/602.4.8 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/10.0.3 Safari/602.4.8

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Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

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