VisualEditor: Reject (or at least loudly warn about) edits that contain pawns or other obvious placeholders
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Rather than simply quietly inserting pawns and other placeholder characters into the page text, VisualEditor should do a sanity-check pre-save and either outright reject or loudly warn about edits that will insert such characters.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement


bzimport raised the priority of this task from to High.
bzimport set Reference to bz52231.

I suggest piggybacking on the existing sanity check code: display the "your edit may be corrupted" warning in the save dialog and tag the edit with visualeditor-check.

Jdforrester-WMF lowered the priority of this task from High to Low.Jan 9 2015, 10:33 PM
Deskana closed this task as Declined.Oct 25 2017, 11:17 AM
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The problem of inserting pawns and such is ancient history now, so building a system to detect them is not a good use of time.