VisualEditor: Ability to edit language links on Wikidata from within the editor
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Description

People would like to be able to edit the language links that are coming from Wikidata in the page settings dialog. A link from there to Wikidata would probably also be a good first step.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=57929
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62005

bzimport set Reference to bz52105.
Lydia_Pintscher created this task.Via LegacyJul 26 2013, 5:26 PM
Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJul 26 2013, 6:16 PM

This would be excellent, but potentially quite a lot of work. Would the Wikidata team be interested in exploring with us how this could be done?

ThurnerRupert added a comment.Via ConduitAug 1 2013, 11:10 PM

rupert.thurner wrote:

bug52383 suggests the opposite approach: please do not include such complex logic in VE which is already slow. be so kind to improve the current implementation within the VE project if you feel its hacky.

Lydia_Pintscher added a comment.Via ConduitSep 30 2013, 1:03 PM

(In reply to comment #1)

This would be excellent, but potentially quite a lot of work. Would the
Wikidata team be interested in exploring with us how this could be done?

Yes :) I don't yet know if/how we can dedicate development time to this but let's talk.

Elitre added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 27 2014, 1:48 PM

Apparently this is how it currently works? You can add links to Wikidata while in VE, but then you'll miss them because the page will be reloaded?

Elitre added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 27 2014, 1:51 PM

Sorry, rephrasing: You can add items to Wikidata while in VE, but then you'll miss the other edits you made in that VE session since the page will be reloaded.

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 27 2014, 4:43 PM

(In reply to Elitre from comment #4)

Apparently this is how it currently works? You can add links to Wikidata
while in VE, but then you'll miss them because the page will be reloaded?

(In reply to Elitre from comment #5)

Sorry, rephrasing: You can add items to Wikidata while in VE, but then
you'll miss the other edits you made in that VE session since the page will
be reloaded.

Yes, the Wikidata team's sidebar JS tool to add to language links ignores the existence of VE (and so breaks things, as you say).

This bug is talking about being able to edit the language links inside VE, in the language panel of the "page options" dialog which is currently read-only. It's also meant to cover more cases and features than the sidebar JS tool currently does.

Elitre added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 27 2014, 4:47 PM

Thanks. So should I file a new one, or...?

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 27 2014, 4:48 PM

(In reply to Elitre from comment #7)

Thanks. So should I file a new one, or...?

Filing a new bug about the Wikidata tool destroying your current edit by navigating away sounds like a good plan, yes, sorry. :-)

Jdforrester-WMF moved this task to Backlog on the VisualEditor workboard.Via WebNov 24 2014, 4:26 PM

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