VisualEditor: Sometimes pasting text into a page results in only part of the text appearing.
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Description

Intention:
Paste some text into a page.

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Discover some blanking in an article; copy the previous text (all plain text, no wikitext formatting) out of the diff.
  1. Open VisualEditor.
  1. Paste the text back into the correct place.

Actual Results:
Some of the text appeared, but most of it didn't. This happened sometimes in Firefox and sometimes in Safari.

The desired text was this:

The history of the custom is rooted not necessarily for the provision of goods for the upcoming matrimonial home, but to provide goods and financial assistance to ensure the wedding may take place.

The actual text pasted was this:

the ,       the wedding   .

Pasting the text first into a plain text document, and then copying that and pasting it into VisualEditor seemed to resolve the problem—or perhaps it just randomly worked that time.

Copying a different paragraph (but also still plain text, with no wikitext markup) out of a diff resulted in one identical error and one even worse, in which the text was mostly missing but the diff's table-style formatting was preserved.

I can't get this to happen every time yet.

Reproducible: Sometimes


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal

bzimport added a project: VisualEditor.Via ConduitNov 22 2014, 3:08 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz64760.
Whatamidoing-WMF created this task.Via LegacyMay 2 2014, 6:28 PM
Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitMay 2 2014, 6:36 PM

Created attachment 15278
The text that was supposed to be pasted here began, "The history of the custom is rooted not necessarily for the provision of goods...

Attached:

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitMay 2 2014, 6:38 PM

Created attachment 15279
This paste should have read, "Men are rarely present at bridal showers. However, there have been "Wedding Showers" in which the groom, groomsmen and friends of the groom attend the wedding shower."

Attached:

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitMay 2 2014, 6:38 PM

Created attachment 15280
This paste is the same as the previous one in Safari, but retained the diff (table) formatting

Attached:

Whatamidoing-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitJul 2 2014, 7:09 PM

I think we have another version of this at https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=614417933#Cut_and_paste_from_a_diff

This time, the copying was from a diff. The computer was running Chrome on Mac OS X Mavericks.

Jdforrester-WMF changed the task status from "Open" to "Stalled".Via WebFeb 2 2015, 7:24 PM

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