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"Some parts of the edit form did not reach the server; double-check that your edits are intact and try again."
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When I "publish changes", I am getting this message a lot over the past few weeks. What does it mean? What am I supposed to do about it? And, most of all, how can I stop it happening? How can I tell what parts have reached the server? Could there be some kind of diff button to compare it with the version in my browser? And what do iI do if they are different? I've taken the view that what I want is still in the browser so I just keep doing "publish changes" till it works (which usually seems to work the next time I do it).

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptOct 29 2018, 6:44 AM

If you see this error in the visual editor, that is very unexpected. We've had a problem recently (now fixed) where this error was incorrectly appearing when switching from visual to wikitext editing (T199554). But it should never appear when using just the visual editor.

When you encounter the problem the next time, can you take a screenshot and upload it here? I would like to see how exactly it looks like.

What does it mean? What am I supposed to do about it? And, most of all, how can I stop it happening? How can I tell what parts have reached the server? Could there be some kind of diff button to compare it with the version in my browser? And what do iI do if they are different?

If you get this error message in the old wikitext editor, you should check to see if the page text or edit summary are not cut off, and if they are okay, just try again. (If they are not okay, press Back in your browser and hope that it can restore them.)

(For reference, this message key for this is 'edit_form_incomplete'.)

I've taken the view that what I want is still in the browser so I just keep doing "publish changes" till it works

Yes, seems like a reasonable assumption :)

JTannerWMF moved this task from To Triage to Freezer on the VisualEditor board.Dec 19 2018, 9:03 PM

Duplicate of T254647 reported for Extension:PageForms