I request an improvement of the engine of Wikipedia.
I go to the article of Wikipedia: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesures_d'expulsion_en_droit_civil_français
For the whole article, or for a section, I click modifier le code or modifier.
I land in the wikicode editor of Wikipedia or in the visual editor of Wikipedia.
The focus is on the editable content. For wikicode editor: The cursor blinks at the beginning of the text area of the content. For visual editor: If I clicked modifier for the whole article, then the cursor blinks at the beginning of the article; if I clicked modifier for a section, then the cursor blinks at the beginning of its title.
No focus is on editable content. No cursor blinks.
Some advantages of this improvement are:
- The person would be already in the editable content, without having to click in it. So editing would be faster, handier and more accessible — keyboard is much more accessible than mouse.
- Helping the person to understand what to do. Wikipedia is complicated, and some people don't know how to edit it, even when they are on the wikicode editing page.
- Better consistency, so better predictability, so better usability. Usually, when a person opens a document for editing in an application, s/he gets the focus in it and the cursor blinking in it, so s/he is ready to edit it. For example, Microsoft Word, TextEdit, TextWrangler, Notepad…
- Some, or all, occurrences of some annoying bugs in the visual editor — intempestive scrolling, incorrect placement of the cursor… — would be avoided.
It would be nice to do this improvement.