VisualEditor: Provide some way of opening external links within templates
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From an editor on English Wikipedia:

On the whole, I really like it. It's basically intuitive and seems to have massively improved since I first tested it out. The main problem I'm having involves the amount of effort now required to open external links in references (especially those using {{cite web}} etc). As far as I can tell, I have to click on the footnote, then the icon, then the text of the reference, then another icon, then the url parameter, and once I'm done copy and pasting I have to close two pop-ups. Is there any way around this that I've missed? It's not an error or a bug, but it's the main barrier to efficient editing that I've encountered so far. – Arms & Hearts (talk) 16:03, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement


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This affects more than just templates. You can't click to open any internal or external link that is located inside any "node" (galleries, image captions, <references />).

  • Bug 66549 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Neil_P._Quinn_WMF closed this task as Resolved.Jul 25 2015, 12:09 AM
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It's now possible to easily open links in citations and image captions using the link inspector. The same isn't true of gallery captions, but that's because we still need to make a visual editor for galleries (T45037).

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