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VisualEditor doesn't play well with salted redlinks
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Steps to reproduce:

  1. Click on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kolbrin_Bible&action=edit&redlink=1 (or a red link that leads to this)
  2. Wait.

If you go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolbrin_Bible the log shows that the page can't be created. Clicking on the redlinked page name in the log triggers this problem.

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Whatamidoing-WMF renamed this task from VisualEditor doesn't play well with salted redlines to VisualEditor doesn't play well with salted redlinks.Aug 21 2017, 6:00 PM

You won't be able to reproduce this problem if you actually can recreate the page (e.g. you have admin or staff rights), or if you're logged out, or on an account or wiki where VisualEditor is not the default.

This is probably just the same as T53547: VisualEditor: Provide a "view VE" mode / disable editing for protected pages.

Deskana moved this task from To Triage to Freezer on the VisualEditor board.

Change 511047 had a related patch set uploaded (by Bartosz Dziewoński; owner: Bartosz Dziewoński):
[mediawiki/extensions/VisualEditor@master] Check if page is really editable and call #setReadOnly accordingly

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/511047

Change 511047 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/VisualEditor@master] Check if page is really editable and call #setReadOnly accordingly

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/511047

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