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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:

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.