VisualEditor: Inserting whitespace in front of a paragraph shouldn't convert the paragraph to a preformatted block, but also shouldn't leave unneeded <nowiki>s
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On English Wikipedia, a user reports the following:
*Added leading whitespace to paragraph in VE. Text appears fine in VE, with leading whitespace as an indentation.
*Saved. VE adds nowiki tags before the whitespace and after the first few words. Text displays without indent.
*Tried removing the whitespace in VE.
*VE won't allow the whitespace to be removed, but instead will only permit the first few words to be deleted.
This is with Chrome 28 + Windows 7. I'll see if I can work out the conditions that would have created the first problem. - Bilby (talk) 02:37, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

I tried to replicate this myself.
*Added whitespace to the lead of an article, and it nowikied.

*It turned the first word into an uneditable element. See image:

*Curious as to what the nowikis would do to formatting, I found an article that had formatting on the first word. It added space, no "nowiki."

  • It allowed me to remove the space in VE.

(Also using Chrome on 7.)

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Severity: normal

bzimport set Reference to bz51528.
Mdennis-WMF created this task.Via LegacyJul 17 2013, 12:20 PM
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitNov 25 2013, 1:31 PM

This was fixed in July; sorry for the slow triage.

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