VisualEditor: Provide ability to deal easily with dead links
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Description

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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Link_rot#Repairing_a_dead_link ).


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Severity: enhancement

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Elitre created this task.Aug 14 2014, 3:29 PM
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: