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Clicking on links to the same page inside of a reference preview
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Description

Since footnotes can contain links to section on the same page or even other footnotes the question is, what should happen when a user clicks such a link.

At the moment, all links the user clicks inside of a reference popup will open in a new window/tab. - For links to the same page this might not make sense.

The question came up while discussing T215195

Note: Page-Previews do not share that issue because they do not show links in the preview text.

Details

Related Gerrit Patches:
mediawiki/extensions/Popups : master[WIP] Stop opening links to the same page in new tabs

Event Timeline

If possible links to sections or footnotes within the same page should not open in a new tab.

Lofhi added a subscriber: Lofhi.Nov 24 2019, 2:19 PM

Can the ticket priority be high? This makes the tool completely useless in the current state.

thiemowmde triaged this task as High priority.Nov 25 2019, 9:39 AM
thiemowmde added a project: WMDE-QWERTY-Team.
thiemowmde set the point value for this task to 5.Nov 26 2019, 12:19 PM

Change 553106 had a related patch set uploaded (by Thiemo Kreuz (WMDE); owner: Thiemo Kreuz (WMDE)):
[mediawiki/extensions/Popups@master] [WIP] Stop opening links to the same page in new tabs

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/553106

Lofhi awarded a token.Nov 27 2019, 5:54 PM
Pols12 added a subscriber: Pols12.Jan 20 2020, 5:25 PM