Visual editor creates wrong cite copies
Open, Stalled, HighPublic

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Hello. In the last time, VE creates wierd code during editing. If you make an edit in some page, you can get a code

[[<page name>#cite note-2|<span class="mw-reflink-text">[2]</span>]]

just after the "real" cite, sometimes multiple times. See, for example, this revision, and five references "2". And I see it in many pages. Thank you.

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Do you know if this is caused by users of a particular browser or browser extension? This kind of corruption is generally caused by those.

No, I don't. Do you want me to ask some? Bth, how the task can be high priority and stalled at the same time?

ssastry moved this task from Backlog to Non-Parsoid Tasks on the Parsoid board.Jun 5 2017, 9:51 PM

No, I don't. Do you want me to ask some?

Yes, please!

Bth, how the task can be high priority and stalled at the same time?

High priority to fix due to the severity of the problem (e.g. wikitext corruption), but presently unfixable pending more details on exactly what the problem is. :-)

Very well, thanks.

Izno moved this task from Unsorted backlog to External on the Cite board.Jun 13 2017, 4:24 PM

In the past, this has been due exclusively to people copying the little blue clicky number from the "read" mode and pasting into the article the HTML that they actually copied – which, as it turns out, is <sup>[1]</sup> rather than <ref>{{cite web|url=www.example.com | title=Example Website}}</ref>.

Assuming that this is the same problem (and it looks like it to me), it's not a problem with VisualEditor (which did exactly what the user unintentionally asked it to do), and the underlying problem is not solvable until after we get Parsoid HTML everywhere.

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No, I don't. Do you want me to ask some?

Yes, please!

Sorry for delay. Nobody answered, otherwise I would bring theirs answer immediatly here.