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VisualEditor: Long links are not shown in full in the link searcher
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Description

When a long string (24 characters or more) gets added in the link tool (a typical long URL, or a just a long article title), the external and internal link options get shortened with "..." in the middle. This can make it hard to know whether you put in the right string or not, and there doesn't seem to be much downside to displaying the full link targets for at least moderately longer strings.


Version: unspecified
Severity: minor
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=69574

Details

Reference
bz57200

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 2:20 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz57200.
Ragesoss created this task.Nov 18 2013, 5:31 PM

(In reply to comment #0)

When a long string (24 characters or more) gets added in the link tool (a
typical long URL, or a just a long article title), the external and internal
link options get shortened with "..." in the middle. This can make it hard to
know whether you put in the right string or not, and there doesn't seem to be
much downside to displaying the full link targets for at least moderately
longer strings.

The downside is that the link needs to fit on the screen for the user to read it. :-)

I'm not happy with the idea of a hugely-wide search results pane masking much of the screen unnecessarily, but I also think that expanding and contracting as needed could be a bit of an eyesore…