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enable wikilink support to ve-ui-educationPopup messages
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MediaWiki:Cite-ve-dialogbutton-citation-educationpopup-text and MediaWiki:Visualeditor-linkinspector-educationpopup-text are the body texts of two instructional notices that pop up for new editors using VisualEditor (to see them, click here, choose start editing, and click on the pulsing blue dots). Per the discussions on the talk pages of those pages as well as here, we are interested in potentially adding wikilinks to those messages to instructional pages. However, the software does not currently support that. Could that ability be enabled somehow? In this particular use case, it would assist us in guiding newcomers to appropriate help resources, and more generally it would help make our interface messages more useful.

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Xaosflux renamed this task from Add ability to add wikilinks to MediaWiki messages to enable wikilink support to ve-ui-educationPopup messages.Jan 8 2022, 9:59 PM
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Seems straightforward to me.

Change 755803 had a related patch set uploaded (by Bartosz Dziewoński; author: Bartosz Dziewoński):

[mediawiki/extensions/VisualEditor@master] ve.ui.MWEducationPopupWidget: Allow formatting in the popup text

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/755803

Change 755804 had a related patch set uploaded (by Bartosz Dziewoński; author: Bartosz Dziewoński):

[mediawiki/extensions/VisualEditor@master] ve.ui.MWLinkInspectorTool: Parse \"education popup\" text as wikitext

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/755804

Change 755805 had a related patch set uploaded (by Bartosz Dziewoński; author: Bartosz Dziewoński):

[mediawiki/extensions/Citoid@master] ve.ui.CitoidInspectorTool: Parse \"education popup\" text as wikitext

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/755805

Change 755803 merged by jenkins-bot:

[mediawiki/extensions/VisualEditor@master] ve.ui.MWEducationPopupWidget: Allow formatting in the popup text

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/755803

Change 755804 merged by jenkins-bot:

[mediawiki/extensions/VisualEditor@master] ve.ui.MWLinkInspectorTool: Parse \"education popup\" text as wikitext

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/755804

Change 755805 merged by jenkins-bot:

[mediawiki/extensions/Citoid@master] ve.ui.CitoidInspectorTool: Parse \"education popup\" text as wikitext

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/755805

@Sdkb The changes will be deployed to Wikimedia wikis next week, per the usual schedule (https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_1.38/Roadmap).