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Trying to use `veaction=edit` on a talk page loads the source editor and puts the page's HTML in the edit window
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Description

I think this is a bug with the new Wikitext Editor, but feel free to re-tag.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Hit "edit source" on a talk page (e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Sat-Okh?veaction=editsource )
  2. In the URL, change editsource to edit

The editor gets confused (you can't use VE on a talk page on enwiki) and outputs the whole page's HTML into the edit window.

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This only happens if you force the visual editor to do something it shouldn't, so it's quite low priority.

I also found T176125 when trying to reproduce this.

Deskana renamed this task from Trying to use `veaction=edit` on a talk page puts the whole page code in the edit window to Trying to use `veaction=edit` on a talk page loads the source editor and puts the page's HTML in the edit window.Sep 18 2017, 9:04 AM
Deskana moved this task from To Triage to Freezer on the VisualEditor board.