VisualEditor: All metadata moved from bottom of the page into a reference
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On fr.wp, see:
https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Indicateur_du_d%C3%A9veloppement_durable&diff=98505933&oldid=98352104

https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dan_Flavin&diff=prev&oldid=98639433

Somehow, categories (and in one case, DEFAULTSORT) move from the bottom of the page and get inside a reference.

I'll very roughly translate for you the comment of Drongou, who tried to replicate but didn't manage to:

<<I can't reproduce this bug (on Mac OS X) but what they have in common is the suppression of a template at the top of the page. For the reference, I have tried to manipulate one several times but that didn't lead to anything. Since it's always the first reference which is affected, I think this [...] is probably due to the template being deleted but not in an usual way. Regards.>>


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bzimport added a project: VisualEditor-DataModel.Via ConduitNov 22 2014, 2:30 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz57753.
Elitre created this task.Via LegacyNov 29 2013, 5:56 PM
Trevor-at-Wikia added a comment.Via ConduitMar 19 2014, 6:31 PM

This may also be related to this kind of dirty diff: https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=VisualEditor%3ATest123&diff=933910&oldid=933905

Essentially, it seems to happen if you edit right at the page end - I simply pressed enter on the last line of text, changed the format to a heading, and typed. Then pressed enter and typed a line of normal text. Saved page.

Wikia's ticket for this is VE-802

Catrope added a comment.Via ConduitMar 19 2014, 7:23 PM

(In reply to Trevor (Wikia) from comment #1)

This may also be related to this kind of dirty diff:
https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.
php?title=VisualEditor%3ATest123&diff=933910&oldid=933905

Essentially, it seems to happen if you edit right at the page end - I simply
pressed enter on the last line of text, changed the format to a heading, and
typed. Then pressed enter and typed a line of normal text. Saved page.

Wikia's ticket for this is VE-802

That's unrelated. The title of this bug was a red herring: the data was moved across large distances (which didn't happen in your case) into a <ref> tag (which didn't happen in your case), and it so happened that that <ref> tag was in a heading in one case. This bug isn't related to headings, it's related to references.

NicoV added a comment.Via ConduitMay 21 2014, 7:40 PM

Still happening, any plan on fixing this bug that has been reported for 6 months now ?

https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Richard_Orlinski&diff=prev&oldid=103966506

Jdforrester-WMF moved this task to Backlog on the VisualEditor workboard.Via WebNov 24 2014, 1:24 AM

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