VisualEditor: Paste of content does not use the context's annotation
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Description

If you have some text with an annotation (e.g. bold, italics or a link) and copy in some text, the annotation is closed off, the text is insert as plain text, and then the annotation is restarted.

I think users will expect "paste as current style" over "paste as plain text".


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

bzimport set Reference to bz48720.
Jdforrester-WMF created this task.Via LegacyMay 22 2013, 6:38 PM
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitMay 22 2013, 6:38 PM
  • Bug 48159 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Esanders added a comment.Via ConduitMay 23 2013, 7:33 AM

LibreOffice uses additive annotations, so pasting italic text into bold text results in bold+italic text. Google drive uses our current functionality.

Thryduulf added a comment.Via ConduitJul 25 2013, 3:45 PM

An editor at the English Wikipedia comments that the ability to copy and paste a link is " definitely not an [sic] luxury feature but core functionality."

I am inclined to agree.

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJul 25 2013, 6:12 PM

(In reply to comment #3)

An editor at the English Wikipedia comments that the ability to copy and
paste
a link is " definitely not an [sic] luxury feature but core functionality."

I am inclined to agree.

That's presumably meant for bug 33105 which is about copying and pasting rich content, rather than this one?

Thryduulf added a comment.Via ConduitJul 25 2013, 6:28 PM

erm, yes. Sorry.

Esanders added a comment.Via ConduitOct 7 2013, 2:40 PM

Normal paste (rich paste) should preserve the formatting of the pasted content (even if that means plain). Plain text paste should take the formatting of the target.

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitAug 17 2014, 10:50 AM
  • Bug 69653 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Jdforrester-WMF moved this task to Backlog on the VisualEditor workboard.Via WebNov 24 2014, 1:29 AM
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Jdforrester-WMF lowered the priority of this task from "High" to "Normal".Via WebJan 15 2015, 12:20 AM

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