VisualEditor: Rapidly multiplying pawns after editing near a link in MobileSafari on iPad
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Description

An IP user on the English Wikipedia reports the following slightly alarming bug:

"After I edited text near a link, "♙♙♙♙♙♙♙" characters started appearing around once a second, and I couldn't stop them or delete them."

Based on another bug report left a few minutes later by the same user they were using MobileSafari on iPad 2 with iOS 6.1.3

I can't replicate this in Firefox on a Linux PC and don't have an iPad to test on.


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
OS: other
Platform: Tablet PC
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=50465

Thryduulf created this task.Via LegacyJul 19 2013, 11:43 AM
Mahitgar added a comment.Via ConduitJul 19 2013, 12:14 PM

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An IP user on the English Wikipedia reports the following slightly alarming
bug:

"After I edited text near a link, "♙♙♙♙♙♙♙" characters started appearing
around
once a second, and I couldn't stop them or delete them."

Based on another bug report left a few minutes later by the same user they
were
using MobileSafari on iPad 2 with iOS 6.1.3

I can't replicate this in Firefox on a Linux PC and don't have an iPad to
test
on.

Since you asked,in VE test edit we had encountered it at mr wiki http://mr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=तेकिर्दा_प्रांत&diff=prev&oldid=1189390 When I increased space.I suppose developers already may be taking care of this.

I suppose en wiki maya be needs to track nowikis with better targeted edit filters for space and other mark up aspects.Thats my guess.

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