Paste some text into a page.
Steps to Reproduce:
- Discover some blanking in an article; copy the previous text (all plain text, no wikitext formatting) out of the diff.
- Open VisualEditor.
- Paste the text back into the correct place.
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.