The undo link in the page history leads to the source editor and not VisualEditor
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The undo link in the page history leads to the source editor and not VisualEditor. It should lead to the VisualEditor for people who prefer to use it.

It's probably not a high priority at this point, but if the VisualEditor is supposed to replace the source editor, this issue should be handled at some point.

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Amire80 created this task.Dec 15 2014, 3:34 PM
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Jdforrester-WMF triaged this task as Low priority.Dec 15 2014, 6:26 PM
Risker added a subscriber: Risker.Feb 4 2015, 2:07 AM

Suggest that specifically the undo link should lead to the editing interface selected in the user preferences or, in the absence of preference, to the default editor.

Krenair added a subscriber: Krenair.

When you press an undo button, not only do we set the revision text to the previous revision, but we also set up the standard revert summary as the default summary, and show the diff they're about to cause, and show a warning. I'm wondering what a similar experience in VE would look like.

the VisualEditor is supposed to replace the source editor

Thunders and lightnings!

Elitre added a subscriber: Elitre.May 16 2016, 11:03 AM

For some reasons I thought this was already fixed? It's particularly annoying/confusing on SET wikis.

QuimGil added a subscriber: QuimGil.EditedSep 19 2016, 6:43 AM

I just hit this problem in my pet project, which has SET with VE enabled by default to everyone. Indeed, this problem is more annoying in this context because then editors who preferred VE or who didn't even use the wikitext editor are left with two problems after clicking Undo:

  1. They are now facing a wikitext UI.
  2. Their preference has now changed to wikitext, which means that all future edits will be presented on wikitext unless they find out how to bring VE back.

Change 323357 had a related patch set uploaded (by Alex Monk):
[WIP] Undo support

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/323357

This is higher priority with the new source mode.

Change 323357 abandoned by Alex Monk:
[WIP] Undo support

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/323357

Change 323357 restored by Esanders:
[WIP] Undo support

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/323357