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The plan is to roll out TemplateStyles to a few wikis that had expressed interest as a first phase, and see how usage picks up. I consider this task resolved, because those people already reached out to us, know TemplateStyles is coming (at some point), and will experiment with it when it comes.
I actually don't see a more general task for improving performance of the visual editor anywhere, so I guess I'll just leave this as it is for now.
If this is what the users of the Catalan Wikipedia wants, then I am fine with it going ahead. I left some comments on the patch.
Given that the most important part of this—adding a page without clicking "Add more information—is fixed, the big chunk of work that's left cannot be prioritised right now.
So, based on that, some Google Books URLs have page identifiers, but not all of them. Right.
@Jdforrester-WMF Do you happen to know why this dialogue doesn't seem to be showing now?
Tue, Nov 14
I just downloaded the 1.29 release of VisualEditor using the extension distributor and the messages are all in /extensions/VisualEditor/modules/ve-mw/i18n/en.json as expected. For example, line 278 contains "visualeditor-mweditmodesource-tool-current": "Source editing", which is one of the missing messages from your screenshot. I'm sticking with my original guess that something went wrong with your update.
Ah, yes, I see it now. It's the process of trying to encapsulate the entire template into a link that does this.
The reproduction steps aren't clear to me, so I tried two methods.
My own default install of VisualEditor correctly includes these messages in /extensions/VisualEditor/modules/ve-mw/i18n. If you're missing these messages, I assume your update is somehow incomplete. I don't know what to suggest other than double-checking that everything is updated to compatible versions.
I'm confused about what the complaint is here, so maybe something significant has changed in the past 2.5 years.
Since this cannot be reproduced, it must be assumed that this was either a transient problem or the user unintentionally did something wrong that caused this.
I tried it in Chrome on a Mac, so this one doesn't seem to be browser/OS specific.
Thu, Nov 9
Tue, Nov 7
Fri, Nov 3
I can't reproduce this problem right now, so we'll need additional information: browser, operating system, article you were editing, gadgets and beta features you have enabled, any errors you see in your console, and anything else you think is relevant.
Please only change task priority if you are responsible for the project in question.
This specific problem is solved, but the bigger question remains.
Thu, Nov 2
Trying to parse out all the formatting and apply it correctly would be very fragile. I wonder if there's already library for this out there somewhere>
Tue, Oct 31
I wonder if this is related to T165980, where links to the user page are incorrect in preview but are otherwise correct after saving.
If for technical reasons we need to show our own version of the references which may not correspond exactly to how it looks in the final version, that's fine, but we should probably make it clear to users somehow.
I think I'm missing something here. That page exists now, so I tested this by navigated to another page that doesn't exist. If I click the edit pencil, then I can edit the page as normal, so I don't know how to reproduce this problem.
@Neil_P._Quinn_WMF What is the context here?