VisualEditor: Disable veaction=edit on translation pages, which are not editable directly
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Description

Not sure if this should be filed under VisualEditor or Translate.

When clicking the "edit source" button on a translation or a page that uses the Translate extension, it isn't possible to edit the wikitext directly; instead, the user is told to use the Translate extension to change the content.

When clicking the "edit" button on a translation of a page that uses the Translate extension, it's possible to edit the text with VisualEditor. At first, I thought this was a feature, and that changes would be propagated to the Translate extension, until I tried to save the page and got the following error:

Error saving data to server: Unsuccessful request: Unknown error: "tpt-target-page".

If VisualEditor can't be used to edit those pages, it probably shouldn't lead users to believe it can :)


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48891
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61218

gpaumier created this task.Jun 27 2013, 1:09 PM

Just a note to say that this keeps happening. Thanks!

I tested this on mediawiki.org following a report on the English Wikipedia, but instead of getting an error VisualEditor just silently refused to save the page - the progress bar appeared for a typical amount of time then I was back to the save dialog as if I hadn't pressed save. Lather, rinse, repeat.

*** Bug 51534 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

  • Bug 51931 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
  • Bug 51805 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Presumably there is a simple check we can do for whether the page is under the protection of the Translate extension, so we can do

if (

…
if <Translate extension installed> && !<page is Translate-protected>
…

) { <do not load> }

… in the code in ViewPageTarget init?

I assume VE checks whether the page is editable somewhere? I wonder if changing the hook in Translate from getUserPermissionsErrorsExpensive to getUserPermissionsErrors would solve this? Would have to make sure that the hook is efficient then.

I just VEdited a page on mw.org (Communication) and it seemed to work (beyond the translate tags showing up).

(In reply to comment #9)

I just VEdited a page on mw.org (Communication) and it seemed to work (beyond
the translate tags showing up).

Nope, the error happens when you try to edit a translation, not the source page :) e.g. try to edit Communication/it

Change 119427 had a related patch set uploaded by Jforrester:
Disable VisualEditor on Page Translation output pages

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/119427

Change 119427 merged by jenkins-bot:
Disable VisualEditor on Page Translation output pages

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/119427

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