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Allow scripts to pause/"restart" EditRecovery
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Description

Feature summary:

  • A JS function, exposed through a global or hook, that pauses the saving of the data by EditRecovery.
    • Alternatively: a mw.config boolean the fieldChangeHandler checks before it executes itself.
  • A JS function, exposed through a global or hook, that instructs EditRecovery to reconstruct the originalData the form is compared against when it's modified.

Use case(s):
I have a script that saves the page through the edit API while action=edit is open, so that I can continue editing without navigating back and forth. Since the introduction of EditRecovery, every time I start editing a page last saved with this method, "Changes recovered" pops up, which is completely useless because the "recovered" data has already been saved.

Benefits:
Better access to EditRecovery allows gadget/script developers and users to fine-tune its behavior.

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Would the addition of the user preference be helpful here?

Would the addition of the user preference be helpful here?

No, there needs to be a way to turn off the edit recovery after it's been loaded, whereas unchecking the preference just prevents the module from being loaded in the first place.

@Nardog I see the value of this for users who run scripts, but given that this is such a nascent feature, I'm going to put this feature optimization in our backlog.

JWheeler-WMF moved this task from Needs Discussion to Backlog on the Community-Tech board.