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Consider making it possible to insert links, special characters, and other non-plain-text content into the heading box for a new section
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When adding a new section to a page (e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Whatamidoing_(WMF)/sandbox?veaction=editsource&section=new ), it's not possible to add a link within the original section heading or to use any other features from the toolbar. This means that most editors will be unable to add a section heading such as this one:

== [[m:Special:MyLanguage/Tech/News/2016/51|Wiadomości Techniczne: 2016-51]] ==

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The section header here appears to be a separate input rather than a surface. Maybe we can reuse some tricks from the ProofreadPage integration?

I considered that - although it might be more hassle that it's worth. As formatting is usually discouraged inside titles, the need for this is already an edge case.

Esanders triaged this task as Low priority.Dec 29 2016, 1:54 PM
Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from Consider making it possible to insert links, special characters, and other non-plain-text content into section headings to Consider making it possible to insert links, special characters, and other non-plain-text content into the heading box for a new section.Jan 3 2017, 8:25 PM
Jdforrester-WMF set the point value for this task to 8.
Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from To Triage to TR1: Releases on the VisualEditor board.