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VisualEditor: Display and let users edit arbitrary HTML anchors, e.g. in section headings
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Some pages use anchors in the headings - useful for redirected articles. Can VE display these and make them editable?

Original request:

I noticed that when editing (e.g.) TRS-80 that anchor templates, such as the ones I'd included within the section titles (e.g. [13])- for links that don't break when section titles change- don't show up in the visual editor... but they're still easily (inadvertantly) deletable, simply by backspacing over the hidden markup.

You couldn't blame a newbie- or even nontechnical editor- for deleting something that wasn't even shown to them(!), but this is the sort of thing that could be a major pain in the neck.

While I'm in favour of the visual editor in principle (the ability to contribute content shouldn't be reliant upon geekish markup skills), this *was* an issue that concerned me when I heard about the idea- namely that the large amounts of complicated templates and markup (which IMHO will never be entirely representable in the visual editor) would be inadvertantly messed up, either by users or by oversights within the design of a "helpful" visual editor itself.

Ubcule (talk) 22:28, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 22 2014, 2:05 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz50633.