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Backspace across paragraphs is broken on mobile VE (Android Chrome)
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Description

  1. On Android Chrome, edit an empty VE Standalone page (e.g. go to https://rawgit.com/wikimedia/VisualEditor/master/demos/ve/mobile.html#!pages/empty.html )
  2. Set "Show model" and "Update on changes".
  3. Press Enter. Observe there are two paragraphs (blank lines) in the DOM, the model has two empty paragraphs, and the selection is in the second paragraph (range 3-3).
  4. Press Backspace.

Expected behaviour: the second paragraph is removed from both the DOM and the model, and the selection moves into the first paragraph (range 1-1).

Actual behaviour: Nothing happens. On pressing Backspace a second time, the selection moves into the first paragraph (range 1-1) but the second paragraph remains (both in the DOM and the model).

Event Timeline

Hmm, looking at the Filibuster trace, it looks very much like the native backspace action leaves the DOM unchanged. Will investigate further.

matmarex renamed this task from Backspace across paragraphs is broken on mobile VE to Backspace across paragraphs is broken on mobile VE (Android Chrome).Dec 12 2018, 5:43 PM
JTannerWMF added a subscriber: JTannerWMF.

Looks like @dchan is investigating so moving this into the investigating column until its ready for action.

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