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VisualEditor: Refactor references dialog to allow immediate insertion of reference content
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Currently, the "insert reference" dialog is a bit confusing and buggy, and it takes two or more steps to actually type the content of a reference (most common case).

We should initialize the dialog with a micro-VE surface that immediately enables the user to type reference content. The selection of an existing reference can be pushed down into a separate section or tab.

(Per discussion w/ James)

Version: unspecified
Severity: normal



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Unbreak Now!.Nov 22 2014, 1:42 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz51152.

James and I agreed to make this a "stretch blocker" for the IP release. (That means it's a blocker for now, unless other issues around content corruption or the basic edit surfacing operation become more critical.) The reason is that citations are such a crucial part of the new editing experience that we'd really like to make some basic improvements to the dialog ASAP, ahead of additional refactoring work around supporting citation templates etc.

Change 74191 had a related patch set uploaded by Trevor Parscal:
Reference dialog commingling

Change 74191 had a related patch set uploaded by Jforrester:
Reference dialog commingling

Change 74191 merged by jenkins-bot:
Reference dialog commingling

This was done and deployed last week.