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New WikiText Editor fails when trying to edit articles with editintros
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If I enable the new WikiText Editor on English Wikipedia and click the "edit" tab on the Barack Obama article, it does nothing (besides changing the URL). I don't get an editing interface or an error (even in the console). It just continues to show the Barack Obama article as if nothing had happened.

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kaldari created this task.Dec 16 2016, 7:05 PM
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It's loading for me, not sure if I am missing any step here.

@Ryasmeen: I don't know how you got to that URL. If you click the edit button, it should have sent you to:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Barack_Obama&editintro=Template%3ABLP_editintro&veaction=editsource
...not...
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Barack_Obama&veaction=editsource
Maybe you have some special gadget installed that strips editintro templates?

Ryasmeen added a comment.EditedDec 17 2016, 5:49 AM

Ah yeah, I had FormWizard enabled. I can reproduce it now after disabling that gadget.

NB Actually supporting editintro's in VE is T56029.

Change 329794 had a related patch set uploaded (by Esanders):
Don't block VE/NWE from loading if 'editintro' is specified

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/329794

Jdforrester-WMF triaged this task as High priority.
Jdforrester-WMF set the point value for this task to 1.

Change 329794 merged by jenkins-bot:
Don't block VE/NWE from loading if 'editintro' is specified

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/329794

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