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Provide option to edit wikitext of Talk page from Talk page, not just topic.
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Description

It is not possible to easily edit subpages in the Talk namespace – which are often used for drafting revisions or layout changes – due to the nature in which the user interface reacts when being fed Talk namespace data from the API.

An example of such a page is this ancient relic found here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3ANorfolk_State_University%2FNotes

The only way to edit is either via individual sections – assuming there are appropriate headers available to latch onto.

Or, being lucky enough to have an issue template/banner atop the page, which can then be clicked on, which will then expose an edit source option in the hamburger menu.

These are both dirty hacks.

If neither exist: there's no editing.

Also: if selecting 'Read article' from hamburger, it'll 404 as there is no article with that slash outside Talk.

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App version: (Beta) 2.7.50450-beta-2023-08-15

Pixel 6a; Android 13; SDK/API 33; August 2023 patches

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APK: https://github.com/wikimedia/apps-android-wikipedia/pull/4328

Event Timeline

Dbrant renamed this task from Invistgate the ability to easily edit Talk subpages to Provide option to edit wikitext of Talk page from Talk page, not just topic..Sep 5 2023, 4:05 PM
cooltey added a subscriber: scblr.

Hi @scblr

Implementation is completed. Please download the APK from the ticket description, thanks.