VisualEditor: Provide a "view VE" mode for protected pages
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Description

There should be a view-source equivalent for the visual editor so that people can see the page in VE as if the could edit it. It should allow them to interrogate things like template, so they can find out which template is producing what they see and how it does that. When VE can cope with copy+paste, then this will also allow them to copy and paste the relevant image/template/whatever to whatever article they are working on.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52004
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52091

bzimport added a project: VisualEditor-MediaWiki.Via ConduitNov 22 2014, 2:09 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz51547.
Thryduulf created this task.Via LegacyJul 17 2013, 4:15 PM
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJul 31 2013, 7:55 PM

(In reply to comment #0)

There should be a view-source equivalent for the visual editor so that people
can see the page in VE as if the could edit it.

This could get quite complex, but do-able if it's worth it.

It should allow them to interrogate things like template, so they can find out
which template is producing what they see and how it does that.

I can sort-of see the value here, but it's not great.

When VE can cope with copy+paste, then this will also allow them to copy and
paste the relevant image/template/whatever to whatever article they are working
on.

We're probably going to want to do this with "read mode" HTML rather than build something like that (so, you copy something from the action=read and paste into veaction=edit and you get the template/etc. magically working).

Marking as "low" priority given difficulty and relatively low value for users; happy to be convinced otherwise.

Jdforrester-WMF moved this task to Backlog on the VisualEditor workboard.Via WebNov 24 2014, 4:18 PM

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