Stray wikitext markup prevented page from being edited via VisualEditor (http:// 400 error)
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Description

Multiple people had trouble editing this page ~4 hours ago (before the 29 November deployment train began rolling), but after this change: https://office.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?diff=201900&oldid=201899 to remove a stray |}, the page opened normally.

I believe that the the page would hang and produce an "http://" error (which is always odd for a site that is https only).

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Qgil added a comment.Nov 30 2016, 9:54 AM

At least @Trizek-WMF and I run into this problem. He took a screenshot of that dialog (that I also got). Maybe you can share it (only the dialog, not the content of the page behind -- it's nothing secret but the wiki is private).

Qgil added a comment.Nov 30 2016, 9:55 AM

Also, the problem was with VisualEditor only, so maybe this task should be tagged accordingly?

Aklapper renamed this task from Stray wikitext markup prevented page from being edited (http:// 400 error) to Stray wikitext markup prevented page from being edited via VisualEditor (http:// 400 error).Nov 30 2016, 10:52 AM

At least @Trizek-WMF and I run into this problem. He took a screenshot of that dialog (that I also got). Maybe you can share it (only the dialog, not the content of the page behind -- it's nothing secret but the wiki is private).

That bug was solved when I've removed the unexpected wikitext: https://office.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Manager_Training&type=revision&diff=201900&oldid=201899.

I've also copy/pasted the wrong wikitext in my sandbox and managed to open it with VE.

Jdforrester-WMF changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Dec 6 2016, 8:23 PM
Jdforrester-WMF added a subscriber: Jdforrester-WMF.

Stalled until we can work out what wasn't working.

From the screenshot (which shows a dialog with "http" in it), it looks like it might be the same issue described in T152429 ?

Qgil added a comment.Dec 7 2016, 10:48 AM

Looks like it, yes.

Could this perhaps be related to an error in Content translation I stumbled upon recently (and not only myself)? On complicated pages (possibly with some non-standard markup inside), the CT engine breaks and prevents user from publishing work, with the following error "Podczas publikowania tłumaczenia wystąpił błąd. Spróbuj opublikować stronę jeszcze raz. Błąd: Error converting HTML to wikitext: docserver-http: HTTP 400" (in Polish, you get the ghist).