after switching from source to visual editing, #mw-content-text loses lang and dir attributes
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To reproduce:

  1. Go to
  2. Edit the page in wiki syntax mode.
  3. Switch to visual editing.
  4. Change something.
  5. Save.

Observed: The direction of the page is right-to-left. The <div id="mw-content-text"> does not have the lang and dir attributes, which it is supposed to have.

This may be related to T119745.

(To switch your UI back to English go to .)

Amire80 created this task.Jan 9 2016, 12:50 AM
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Works fine for me. Checked the code as well: all we do is empty mw-content-text and replace its contents, but not attributes.

Jdforrester-WMF changed the task status from Open to Stalled.May 10 2016, 4:28 PM
Amire80 updated the task description. (Show Details)May 10 2016, 6:37 PM

My bad! I should have properly emphasized that this happens after editing in wiki syntax and then switching to VE. I updated the instructions in the initial description.