Page MenuHomePhabricator

Lengthy VisualEditor edit somehow (?) removed reference contents
Open, Stalled, NormalPublic8 Story Points


See Even if I'm editing with the intention of shortening an article (and in this case, I wasn't), it is rare that my copyedits actually reduce the page size, so the 20% reduction to the page size was a clear indication of problems.

It's easy to identify the three named sources that were deleted; I fixed them here: Note that I also re-added several re-uses of those; the bullet list at the end of the article contains six items, and each item was followed by a re-used citation when I clicked the Save button – but not when the page was saved.

But the page had 20 sources when I started, and now only has 16, and I'm not sure what else got lost.

Bottom line: It should be possible to copyedit an average article without VisualEditor randomly removing sources.

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a project: VisualEditor. · View Herald TranscriptJan 16 2017, 6:03 AM
Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald Transcript
Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from VisualEditor removed sources to Lengthy VisualEditor edit somehow (?) removed reference contents.Mar 14 2017, 7:19 PM
Jdforrester-WMF changed the task status from Open to Stalled.
Jdforrester-WMF triaged this task as Normal priority.
Jdforrester-WMF set the point value for this task to 8.
Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from To Triage to TR0: Interrupt on the VisualEditor board.
Izno moved this task from Unsorted backlog to External on the Cite board.Mar 21 2017, 5:44 PM