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VisualEditor: "Use an Existing Reference" button becomes disabled for the current session once user inputs an invalid search term for searching existing references
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Description

Invalid input

Steps to reproduce:

1.Open a page with VE which has multiple references
2.Go to Insert>Reference>Use an existing reference
3.Now input something in the search box which will have no search result
4.Now cross out the dialog box
5.Again go to Insert>Reference

Observed Result:
The "Use an existing reference" button is disabled and it does not become enabled for the rest of the session unless user cancels the edit and reopen the page again with VE

Test Environment: https://test2.wikipedia.org/
Browser: Chrome Version 26.0.1410.65
OS: MAC OS X 10. 8. 5
Page:https://test2.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:RYasmeen_(WMF)/sandbox?veaction=edit

See the screenshots attached


Version: unspecified
Severity: minor

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Details

Reference
bz61960

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to High.Nov 22 2014, 2:58 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz61960.
Ryasmeen created this task.Feb 26 2014, 8:58 PM

Created attachment 14692
Disabled "Use an existing reference" button

Attached:

Change 119702 had a related patch set uploaded by Catrope:
Don't use search widget emptiness as a proxy for "no reusable references"

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/119702

Change 119702 merged by jenkins-bot:
Don't use search widget emptiness as a proxy for "no reusable references"

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/119702