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VisualEditor: Make the "wikitext" link of the popup open in a new window
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From bug 49820 comment 27:
John Broughton 2013-07-25 23:13:48 UTC
If it's not one thing, it's another ... The popup message is now visible no
matter where in a page the wikitext is being entered. So that's progress.

The popup is still too inconspicuous for my tastes (and a great opportunity for
A/B testing), but that's not what I'm posting about. My concern is with the
link that the popup message includes (the label is "wikitext"; the target is
[[Help:Wiki markup]]). If that link is clicked, the system asks the user
whether he/she wants to leave the editing page
. That's a bit user-unfriendly.

I realize that smarter users can right-click and then open the link in either
another tab or a new page, avoiding the question of whether they want to leave
their editing session. But if we're aiming at the average user, it would be
great if this link were pre-defined as opening another window, so that a simple
click on the link didn't result in a perturbed user.

Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
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Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to High.Nov 22 2014, 1:51 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz52093.

Change 76701 had a related patch set uploaded by
Set links in wikitext warning to load in new window

Change 76701 merged by jenkins-bot:
Set links in wikitext warning to load in new window

This is now done and we'll get it deployed soon.