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Following on from T196915 which adds the mechanism for this, we should consider exposing this in the UI.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptAug 30 2018, 10:28 AM
MGChecker added a subscriber: MGChecker.

This could be a solution or part of a solution to the edge case of a user wanting to return to the entire article after editing a section T209984#5005124

JTannerWMF added subscribers: matmarex, JTannerWMF.

Hey @iamjessklein we need your input on this, @DLynch said this would be easy to implement but we just need to figure out how we'd like to. @matmarex is also linking https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T210659 as it relates to this work.

The same idea is mentioned as a part of T210659:

  • Edit
    • Clicking edit will open the editing for the entire article

So, Reading team might be working on it? I hope :)

JTannerWMF moved this task from Q4 to Revisit on the VisualEditor board.May 9 2019, 6:29 PM
JTannerWMF removed a project: Editing Design.

We are going to work on this in the near future

Bumping this ticket as it came up several times at Wikimania Stockholm usability testing.

Pelagic added a subscriber: Pelagic.Oct 4 2019, 5:39 PM

In Minerva without AMC, you could add a button at the end of the page alongside "Discussion". But this might be too prominent. Could we put it beside the button(s) but make it a smaller link rather than a big button? (Similar to the Cancel link on the right of the Publish | Preview | Changes buttons in desktop wikitext editor, but not bold nor red.)

For Minerva with AMC, "edit whole page" could go in the overflow (vertical ellipsis) menu. T234659

I note that placement of the top pencil icon in AMC was designed to be a full-page edit T210659. But whole-page editing was seen as a problem for VE on mobile T227897. Placement of the top-section edit pencil for both AMC and non-AMC really should be reconsidered T228107 sooner rather than later. Now that its function has changed, its location is confusing.

Pelagic added a comment.EditedOct 4 2019, 5:43 PM

At time of writing this, there is no longer any edit page button on mobile. And the section-name part of the edit summary is not just enforced, but is invisible. If I want to add a section, I have to switch to desktop view or leave an incorrect edit summary.

EDIT: I just did a test. On mobile wikitext editor, the section name that gets inserted is not the one I clicked on, but the first heading in the saved text.