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VisualEditor: Support references
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VisualEditor must be able to handle grouped footnotes ( as discussed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Footnotes#Grouping_footnotes ) - at least, not breaking these. It also must be able to handle articles where the text for footnote is placed in the References section rather than in the body of the article - see, for example, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Francis#References .

(In reply to comment #1)

VisualEditor must be able to handle grouped footnotes ( as discussed here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Footnotes#Grouping_footnotes ) - at least,
not breaking these.

I agree. In fact, you and I have discussed this several times, and each time I've told you that we're working on it, and that we won't go "live" for the beta without it. :-)

It also must be able to handle articles where the text
for
footnote is placed in the References section rather than in the body of the
article - see, for example,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Francis#References .

Ugly hacks for wikitext like this are one of the exact reasons that cause us to want everyone to use the VisualEditor.

Related URL: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/70031 (Gerrit Change I1551ddaa3d52c4827c7dcac2a02e31859769890a)

Fixed in master and very soon in production.

John_Broughton reopened this task as Open.Jan 28 2015, 6:35 AM

I'm not clear as to why this is shown as "Closed, Resolved". VE still won't edit citations/footnotes where the body of the citation is in the References section (that is, within the reflist template), as demonstrated by the first two citations here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Francis#Name

If this is a WONT FIX, it would be helpful to so state. And if so, I'll just note that decisions not to (ever) have VE be able to handle existing, widespread Wikipedia functionality, even where that is an "ugly hack", are one of the exact reasons that cause experienced editors to not want to use the VisualEditor.

Jdforrester-WMF closed this task as Declined.Jan 29 2015, 8:13 PM

That's covered in specific tasks. Please don't open dead tasks from two years ago with drive-by comments; it's unhelpful and doesn't get anything done except wasting time diverting the conversation from the actual tasks.

That issue is tracked as T52896.