VisualEditor: Whitespace corruption, HTML-like entities removed, and apparent DSR issues
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Author: wmdv

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I changed the word "you" to "your" by inserting an "r," in [[Gerrit/Tutorial]], but the edit summary said I inserted 10 characters, and the [https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Gerrit/Tutorial&diff=prev&oldid=732497 diff report] showed about 15 lines, with various things shifted around. I was using Chrom on Windows 8.

I reported this on the support page, and 88.130.86.210‎17:17, July 13, 2013 reverted my edit, and suggested I file a bug report. [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Thread:Project:Support_desk/Extensive_diff_report. Support desk resolution.]

I have also been noticing that when a change comes up on my Wikipedia watch list, I sometimes have difficulty telling what an editor did, because the diff report is full of unmodified content.


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URL: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Thread:Project:Support_desk/Extensive_diff_report%2E

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bzimport created this task.Jul 14 2013, 1:22 AM

wmdv wrote:

I am unable to enter the correct url, because it ends with a period, which seems to confuse bugzilla.

Trying to manually encode the dot again... It didn't work even on the URL field.

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Thread:Project:Support_desk/Extensive_diff_report%2E

Very odd corruption; assigning.

Jdforrester-WMF closed this task as "Resolved".Jan 15 2015, 12:37 AM
Jdforrester-WMF claimed this task.

No ability to track this down and no recurrence in over a year; closing.

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