If VisualEditor is default, why after clicking on a red link there's 'action=edit' in url and the source editor runs instead of 'veaction' and VE? I've checked it out on the enwiki and plwiki, but it concerns the rest of phase 2 as well and creating a new page in general. Furthermore, it makes inputboxes ('type=create') incompatible with VE and it can be a bothering problem on some wikis.
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- T152593: Redlinks should open the respective editor that's set in the user or global settings
T55441: VisualEditor: Where VisualEditor is the primary editor, redlinks in read mode should open VE (not wikitext editor)
T95342: clicking a red link should (optionally) lead to the VisualEditor
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- T55441: VisualEditor: Where VisualEditor is the primary editor, redlinks in read mode should open VE (not wikitext editor)
In the plwiki, we have no important inputbox with 'type=create' in the main nor user namespace, but there are inputboxes in help or project pages which create a new article (for ex. [[pl:Pomoc:Tworzenie nowych haseł#Niniejsza strona]]), and after clicking the button there is 'action=edit&preload=' in url.
Second, whenever we click on a red link in an article (the main), 'action=edit&redlink=1' displays. The default tab is 'Create source', not 'Create'. It's quite surprising for me and for the newbies, I believe.
Ah, I see a process problem with type=fulltext too
inputbox goes to search results, and search results show a red link, which the user would click on to start a new page. e.g.
I believe that some enhancement will be needed in the InputBox extension to support creating VE or SE articles.
You can easily point InputBox to VE with a simple hook so that VE can change 'action' to 'veaction'. But that won't make VE magically support all the additional parameters which InputBox uses (e.g. preload, editintro, summary, minor, etc.)
I don't want to make inputbox suddenly magically different. It's about ordinary users (especially the new sort 'born' after VE deployment) who want to type a new article's name, click on button and voila, start creating their article in VE. In 2 steps, after 1 click, without experience like 'why the markups? oh, I'm switching to VE'. They'd be more likely to give up in this case.
Technically, you may change the default 'action' with 'veaction' or create a new parameter or sth else, it's up to you.