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Be able to choose a specific wikitext editor when switching to source mode
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User:Erentar2002 asks in https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Uvi1x8b4040hzak9 whether it could be possible to have three modes for editing:

  • Visual mode
  • VisualEditor's wikitext mode
  • Old wikitext editor

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Cirdan added a subscriber: Cirdan.Mar 8 2019, 7:45 AM
Schnark added a subscriber: Schnark.Mar 8 2019, 8:25 AM

Technically, this is possible, and I do so in my script https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer:Schnark/js/veCode.js (search for EditModeOweTool).
But generally I'm not sure that two very similar options are a good idea. On which basis does a user - especially a new user - decide which of the two wikitext modes he wants to switch to? Having more choice can make things harder, not easier.

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marcella moved this task from To Triage to Freezer on the VisualEditor board.Mar 12 2019, 3:16 PM