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Ability to select different editors.
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Currently, the default mobile editor for Wikipedia mobile skin on the mobile webpage of wikipedia utilize javascript to open, while there's also a no-js version mobile editor.
I really, really, really, really, really, prefer the mobile editor for wikipedia that does not utilize javascript as it can allow the mobile browser that I use to cache what I typed in the editor even after the webpage being swiped out of device RAM.
However, the only way to acquire that editor on the mobile device that I use is to disable javascript globally (as there's no option for individual pages), and I don't want to disable javascript for my entire browser just to use an alternative version of editor tool in mobile wikipedia.
Therefore, could I ask for the addition of the feature that would allow users to switch between different editors in the mobile skin, so that I could use the no-js editor without disabling javascript?

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C933103 created this task.Sep 29 2018, 12:53 PM
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(Removing project that doesn't seems to be related.)

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@C933103 Thanks for the submission. I'm moving this ticket to Readers-Web-Backlog. We will look into it.

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I'm pretty sure there is JavaScript checks in place for user preference of editor. Editing would know best. Instead of being part of mobile web's settings it might also make more sense in the editor itself.

Passing to design to think about. Also pinging @Deskana, @Ignazio and @DLynch as this seems very much related to https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T196150#4265991 - some of the editors are better than others depending on circumstances. To provide a concrete example, no-js editor is far superior on a 2G connection at the time of writing from my experience.

Mobile Web offers very few user preferences, and "Give me the non-Javascript editor even though I have Javascript running on my mobile device" is not one of them.

The desktop prefs in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing have no effect on the mobile site, even if you use http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing to reach that page. When T202921: Re-design the Editing preferences to make it easier to pick the editing environment that you want to use, it might be good to make that limitation clearer.

Sure. What i meant is we use preferences to decide whether to show visual editor or wikitext editor by default. I suspect we could leverage the technique for the mobile editor as well.

Im guessing @Deskana would be product owner here?

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@iamjessklein I feel like this is an important one to look at if you have time.