|Open||None||T104227 Show <newarticletext> as a placeholder, or something else that is more useful than an edit notice, for VE users|
|Resolved||Esanders||T96593 Be able to set placeholder text (generic content?) on an empty CE surface|
This is wrong. Placeholders are not for showing general messages, they're basically inline versions of input <label>s, or to describe example formats (e.g. on a date field). Either way it is a short instruction on how to fill out the input, which this is not.
<newarticletext> can contain arbitrary rich formatting, such as on en.wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qewrdvfaeda?veaction=edit , so converting this to a plaintext placeholder is a non-starter.
This seems odd. We want an interface component that appears to guide you through dos and don'ts of creating a page… but only does in a non-invasive way (no modal "OK" dialog), doesn't feel like it's a "control" (I think a toolbar window would be poor for this), gives a way to follow links if that's appropriate (maybe?), and other needs.
Longer-term, something with a prompted task list might make sense for some of this (especially if we can add default fillers or wizards on click):
- Add an infobox
- Add two or more references
- Add an illustration
- Add one or more categories
- Link to the Wikidata concept
- Have an external links section
… etc., but that'll take years.