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VisualEditor: Provide ability to deal easily with dead links
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I met User:Zoony at Wikimania and he said that something which he'd love to see in VE is a way to deal easily with dead (rotten) links.
He suggested that a right click could launch a menu which provides access to several options, from searching on a search engine in a different tab (to try to fix one) to pasting the {{dead link}} template.
(More info about ways to deal with dead links at ).

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 3:30 AM
bzimport added a project: VisualEditor.
bzimport set Reference to bz69547.
Jdforrester-WMF changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Feb 2 2015, 7:24 PM

We wouldn't use right click for touch compatibility, but links have a complex context area now which we can add too:

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Deskana changed the task status from Stalled to Open.Jul 31 2018, 6:44 PM
Deskana triaged this task as Low priority.
Deskana moved this task from To Triage to Freezer on the VisualEditor board.
Aklapper changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".Feb 4 2022, 11:13 AM