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VE tab missing from Special:WhatLinksHere etc.
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Steps to reproduce:

  1. Enable VE and NWE (with dual tabs).
  2. Go to or
  3. Try to edit the page.

Expected: Tabs for VE and NWE are present and work.
Actual: In both cases the VE tab is missing. The NWE tab takes you either to OWE (in Wikipedia), or to a page with a note the editor is loading, though it actually isn't, and a link that takes you to OWE (Beta).

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This also affects diffs like, both edit tab and the section edit links don't work (in this case taking you to the page without the diff, and without any other note). But editing from a diff does work for articles (e.g.
I don't know whether these are all symptoms of the same bug, or whether there are multiple similar bugs, but it sure is a weird mess.

ext.visualEditor.desktopArticleTarget.init isn't getting loaded for some reason.

Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from To Triage to TR0: Interrupt on the VisualEditor board.

Change 353849 had a related patch set uploaded (by Jforrester; owner: Jforrester):
[mediawiki/extensions/VisualEditor@master] Enable edit tab setup on appropriate Special pages

Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from Invoking VE/NWE from Special:WhatLinksHere doesn't work to VE tab missing from Special:WhatLinksHere etc..May 15 2017, 12:25 PM
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Change 353849 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/VisualEditor@master] Enable edit tab setup on appropriate Special pages