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OOui overriding user changes on load
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This happen for example in Special:Move:

  1. User clicks on "move"
  2. Special:Move is being loaded, with a oojsui inputbox containing the current name of the page
  3. (before page finished to load) user edits the content/paste the new name
  4. page load event, rewrites the original content (overriding user changes)

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We know this is a problem and I implemented a solution some time ago (4373c45db9f287696a2d246f458b142398ccfbe8 / T106313), but I didn't realize that it won't magically work for MovePage's mw.widgets.ComplexTitleInputWidget (added in 5befb9b74790a99aec5514ad8f8784a4fb085288 / T86865). I have a patch pending to fix it (, but it's been stuck in review for a while.

Change 243080 had a related patch set uploaded (by Bartosz Dziewoński):
mw.widgets.ComplexTitleInputWidget: Add infusion helpers

Jdforrester-WMF triaged this task as Medium priority.
Jdforrester-WMF removed a project: Patch-For-Review.

Change 243080 merged by jenkins-bot:
mw.widgets.ComplexTitleInputWidget: Add infusion helpers

This issue has been fixed and the fix should be deployed to Wikimedia wikis next week (10-12 November) with MediaWiki 1.27.0-wmf.6, as per You can test it now at