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Tue, Sep 10

NicoV added a comment to T213255: CX2: Doesn't handle correctly ISBN, should not put nowiki tags around them.

For example, T217585 seems to happen still, I've added a recent example

Tue, Sep 10, 8:07 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), ContentTranslation
NicoV added a comment to T217585: CX2: ISBN doubled, one correctly formatted with {{ISBN}}, another incorrectly formatted with [[Special:BookSources]].

Still happening, see for example Little Gidding (poème)

Tue, Sep 10, 8:06 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), ContentTranslation
NicoV added a comment to T213255: CX2: Doesn't handle correctly ISBN, should not put nowiki tags around them.

Hi.
Is it in production? Meaning, if we see problems with new translations, it means the fix is not complete?

Tue, Sep 10, 7:46 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), ContentTranslation

Jul 10 2019

NicoV reopened T213273: CX2 adds unnecessary id attributes to tables, table cells as "Open".

Reopening the task as it still doesn't work all the time: there are still id attributes in table titles.

Jul 10 2019, 12:08 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.25; 2019-04-09), ContentTranslation

Jun 16 2019

NicoV created T225895: CX2: [[null|lien=|bordure]].
Jun 16 2019, 6:24 PM · ContentTranslation

Jun 9 2019

NicoV created T225375: CX2: [[International Standard Book Number|ISBN]]&nbsp;[[Special:BookSources/978-0-300-11524-6|<bdi>978-0-300-11524-6</bdi>]].
Jun 9 2019, 10:11 AM · ContentTranslation
NicoV created T225374: CX2: Adding incorrect templatestyles tags.
Jun 9 2019, 10:04 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), ContentTranslation

May 18 2019

NicoV added a comment to T217585: CX2: ISBN doubled, one correctly formatted with {{ISBN}}, another incorrectly formatted with [[Special:BookSources]].

Any news on this one?
CX2 continues to produce doubled ISBN number on articles in production wikis.

May 18 2019, 6:44 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), ContentTranslation

Mar 23 2019

NicoV added a comment to T213273: CX2 adds unnecessary id attributes to tables, table cells.

Other examples : Air Olaf (March 12th), Arvika (March 14th), Beechwood (manoir Vanderlip) (March 20th)...

Mar 23 2019, 11:25 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.25; 2019-04-09), ContentTranslation

Mar 17 2019

NicoV created T218503: CX2: Different references with the same name.
Mar 17 2019, 9:56 AM · ContentTranslation
NicoV created T218502: CX2: Use <nowiki><i>...</i></nowiki> instead of proper italic formatting ''...''.
Mar 17 2019, 9:52 AM · ContentTranslation

Mar 15 2019

NicoV created T218420: CX2: <span class="Z3988"....
Mar 15 2019, 6:49 PM · ContentTranslation

Mar 6 2019

NicoV added a comment to T217677: Incorrect handling references with ISBN13 starting with 979 (ISBN is truncated to 10 digits).

@matmarex
Yes, that's wrong, ISBN-13 can start either with 978 or with 979 (currently 979-10 to 979-12 according to ISBN Range, but may increase in the future)
I think Citoid should be fixed to work properly with all ISBN.

Mar 6 2019, 6:45 AM · User-Ryasmeen, Citoid, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References

Mar 5 2019

NicoV created T217677: Incorrect handling references with ISBN13 starting with 979 (ISBN is truncated to 10 digits).
Mar 5 2019, 4:51 PM · User-Ryasmeen, Citoid, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-References

Mar 4 2019

NicoV updated the task description for T217585: CX2: ISBN doubled, one correctly formatted with {{ISBN}}, another incorrectly formatted with [[Special:BookSources]].
Mar 4 2019, 5:46 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), ContentTranslation
NicoV updated the task description for T217585: CX2: ISBN doubled, one correctly formatted with {{ISBN}}, another incorrectly formatted with [[Special:BookSources]].
Mar 4 2019, 5:45 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), ContentTranslation
NicoV created T217585: CX2: ISBN doubled, one correctly formatted with {{ISBN}}, another incorrectly formatted with [[Special:BookSources]].
Mar 4 2019, 5:43 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), ContentTranslation
NicoV added a comment to T213256: CX2: Outputs unnecessary self-closing nowiki and div tags inside ref tags.

It seems to be ok on the last edits I checked, thansk

Mar 4 2019, 10:34 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-January-March), ContentTranslation
NicoV reopened T213273: CX2 adds unnecessary id attributes to tables, table cells as "Open".
Mar 4 2019, 10:30 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.25; 2019-04-09), ContentTranslation
NicoV added a comment to T213273: CX2 adds unnecessary id attributes to tables, table cells.

@Etonkovidova
It doesn't seem to be fixed at all : see for example San Antonio Commanders with id in various places (tables, div inside tables) created today

Mar 4 2019, 10:29 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.25; 2019-04-09), ContentTranslation

Jan 21 2019

NicoV added a comment to T213257: CX2: Should not use &#x20; for regular white-space characters.

@santhosh The problem is not only about prefering named HTML entities mentionned in T213275, but the conversion here is even incorrect: &#x20; is a regular whitespace character, not at all equivalent to &nbsp; which is a non-breaking whitespace... I think &#x20; should be converted to a regular whitespace, I don't see any reason to have it instead of the regular whitespace inside a normal text.

Jan 21 2019, 8:39 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-January-March), Parsoid, ContentTranslation

Jan 10 2019

NicoV created T213419: CX2: Should not add <nowiki> </nowiki> at the beginning of image descriptions inside a gallery tag.
Jan 10 2019, 12:42 PM · ContentTranslation

Jan 9 2019

NicoV updated the task description for T213256: CX2: Outputs unnecessary self-closing nowiki and div tags inside ref tags.
Jan 9 2019, 12:54 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-January-March), ContentTranslation
NicoV updated the task description for T213256: CX2: Outputs unnecessary self-closing nowiki and div tags inside ref tags.
Jan 9 2019, 12:54 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-January-March), ContentTranslation
NicoV updated the task description for T213277: CX2: Should not convert {{cite book}} templates to a complex syntax.
Jan 9 2019, 12:45 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), ContentTranslation
NicoV created T213277: CX2: Should not convert {{cite book}} templates to a complex syntax.
Jan 9 2019, 12:44 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), ContentTranslation
NicoV created T213276: CX2: Should not repeat the same reference using the syntax <ref name="xxx">...</ref>.
Jan 9 2019, 12:38 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), ContentTranslation
NicoV updated the task description for T213275: CX2: Should not transform named HTML entites into numeric HTML entities.
Jan 9 2019, 12:31 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-January-March), ContentTranslation
NicoV created T213275: CX2: Should not transform named HTML entites into numeric HTML entities.
Jan 9 2019, 12:30 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-January-March), ContentTranslation
NicoV created T213273: CX2 adds unnecessary id attributes to tables, table cells.
Jan 9 2019, 12:22 PM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), MW-1.33-notes (1.33.0-wmf.25; 2019-04-09), ContentTranslation
NicoV created T213262: CX2: "citation needed" template adapted with unnecessary HTML markup and VE attributes.
Jan 9 2019, 11:07 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), ContentTranslation
NicoV created T213259: CX2: Should not create articles with undefined references.
Jan 9 2019, 10:57 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), ContentTranslation
NicoV created T213258: CX2: Should not output span tags with VE attributes.
Jan 9 2019, 10:54 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), ContentTranslation
NicoV updated the task description for T213256: CX2: Outputs unnecessary self-closing nowiki and div tags inside ref tags.
Jan 9 2019, 10:51 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-January-March), ContentTranslation
NicoV updated the task description for T213256: CX2: Outputs unnecessary self-closing nowiki and div tags inside ref tags.
Jan 9 2019, 10:50 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-January-March), ContentTranslation
NicoV updated the task description for T213256: CX2: Outputs unnecessary self-closing nowiki and div tags inside ref tags.
Jan 9 2019, 10:48 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-January-March), ContentTranslation
NicoV created T213257: CX2: Should not use &#x20; for regular white-space characters.
Jan 9 2019, 10:47 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-January-March), Parsoid, ContentTranslation
NicoV created T213256: CX2: Outputs unnecessary self-closing nowiki and div tags inside ref tags.
Jan 9 2019, 10:44 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-January-March), ContentTranslation
NicoV created T213255: CX2: Doesn't handle correctly ISBN, should not put nowiki tags around them.
Jan 9 2019, 10:40 AM · Language-Team (Language-2019-July-September), ContentTranslation

Nov 12 2018

NicoV updated the task description for T209278: Internal links are not always correctly handled by timeline extension.
Nov 12 2018, 5:44 PM · EasyTimeline
NicoV added a comment to T209278: Internal links are not always correctly handled by timeline extension.

Thanks, I couldn't find the project in Phabricator (the link in Extension:EasyTimeline creates a task with incorrect project) so I tried to assign the task the author of the extension...

Nov 12 2018, 2:22 PM · EasyTimeline
NicoV updated subscribers of T209278: Internal links are not always correctly handled by timeline extension.
Nov 12 2018, 1:54 PM · EasyTimeline
NicoV created T209278: Internal links are not always correctly handled by timeline extension.
Nov 12 2018, 1:53 PM · EasyTimeline

Aug 9 2018

NicoV added a comment to T201607: VE mixing HTML and wikitext syntax for tables.

Other edit from the same user seem to have the same kind of problems : https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Forces_fran%C3%A7aises_%C3%A0_Djibouti&diff=prev&oldid=151141910

Aug 9 2018, 12:54 PM · VisualEditor-Tables, Parsoid, VisualEditor
NicoV created T201607: VE mixing HTML and wikitext syntax for tables.
Aug 9 2018, 12:49 PM · VisualEditor-Tables, Parsoid, VisualEditor

May 17 2018

NicoV created T194872: Linter : have correct counters for categories populated with only a few errors (or none).
May 17 2018, 10:20 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Linter

May 13 2018

NicoV added a comment to T192582: CX: <div class="cx-overlay"><div class="cx-spinner"></div></div>.

The first problem with your reasoning is the deletion ratio.
It's obvious that the deletion ratio should be much lower with CX than with a direct creation, but because the main reason for deleting a new article is that it's not admissible (people creating an article about their company, their band...). If the article already exists in an other language, it has a lot better chance of being admissible, and hence of not being deleted. But it has nothing to do with the fact that it's a translation with a tool like CX... So, using the deletion ratio as a justification is simply taking credit for something that has nothing to do with the tool. The articles that are not admissible are often not candidates for translation. Your conclusions with the difference on the deletion ration are biased towards your tool because you don't take into account the difference in the subjects of the articles...
On the other hand, the work effort to fix all the garbage wikitext that CX is producing requires a lot of efforts from volunteers like me...

May 13 2018, 3:11 PM · ContentTranslation

May 7 2018

NicoV added a comment to T192582: CX: <div class="cx-overlay"><div class="cx-spinner"></div></div>.

@Pginer-WMF
Ways to facilitate the process of cleaning up articles until a stable version is out (as already requested 2 1/2 years ago...) :

May 7 2018, 10:58 AM · ContentTranslation

May 6 2018

NicoV added a comment to T192227: VE is creating internal <span> tags in the end result.

I hope this is over and deployed because fixing the articles takes a very long time...
https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=7%2C62_%C3%97_51_mm_Otan&type=revision&diff=148188783&oldid=148054279

May 6 2018, 3:06 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-24 (1.32.0-wmf.1)), VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor (Current work)

Apr 19 2018

NicoV added a comment to T192582: CX: <div class="cx-overlay"><div class="cx-spinner"></div></div>.

And the one I forgot to mention, but that is very frequent and means a lot of work: infoboxes replaced with buggy HTML code with links to modify the article inserted in the pseudo infobox code:

Apr 19 2018, 6:12 PM · ContentTranslation
NicoV created T192582: CX: <div class="cx-overlay"><div class="cx-spinner"></div></div>.
Apr 19 2018, 6:09 PM · ContentTranslation

Apr 15 2018

NicoV added a comment to T192227: VE is creating internal <span> tags in the end result.

For example, on Elizabeth Reaser:

Apr 15 2018, 11:30 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-24 (1.32.0-wmf.1)), VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor (Current work)
NicoV added a comment to T192227: VE is creating internal <span> tags in the end result.

Similar issues on article Nafessa Williams, on article Amanda Peet and several others... Apparently many edits from user Stef 10 show the problem.

Apr 15 2018, 10:11 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-24 (1.32.0-wmf.1)), VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor (Current work)
NicoV created T192227: VE is creating internal <span> tags in the end result.
Apr 15 2018, 10:04 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-04-24 (1.32.0-wmf.1)), VisualEditor-CopyPaste, VisualEditor (Current work)

Nov 16 2017

Liuxinyu970226 awarded T54582: TemplateData: Allow hinting to specify auto-numbered parameter names in some fashion a Like token.
Nov 16 2017, 11:00 AM · patch-welcome, ProveIt-Gadget, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor, TemplateData

Sep 6 2017

NicoV created T175155: Linter : filter by tag and template ?.
Sep 6 2017, 1:58 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Linter

May 9 2017

NicoV added a comment to T163091: Parsoid: Add API endpoint to get lint errors for arbitrary wikitext.

Please note that the request is for arbitrary wikitext : the endpoint must allow to provide the wikitext for the given page, independently of any existing revision (or even if the page exists at all or not). When I read your comments, I'm not sure this is still taken into account.

May 9 2017, 8:47 AM · Services (done), User-mobrovac, RESTBase-API, Parsoid, MediaWiki-extensions-Linter

Apr 22 2017

NicoV added a comment to T163091: Parsoid: Add API endpoint to get lint errors for arbitrary wikitext.

@cscott : the idea of this request was to be able to check if there are remaining errors before saving the page, so that you can fix them without saving multiple versions of the page...

Apr 22 2017, 6:40 AM · Services (done), User-mobrovac, RESTBase-API, Parsoid, MediaWiki-extensions-Linter

Apr 16 2017

NicoV added a comment to T153055: Support API query for list of errors for arbitrary wikitext (for pre-save checks).

@Legoktm : what I meant by the "current version of the text" is not necessarily the one saved in the wiki, but the rather the current version in the external tool or in the edit box, so that a user that is modifying an article can check what errors are still there before saving the new version of the text.

Apr 16 2017, 2:42 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-Linter

Feb 27 2017

Iniquity awarded T54582: TemplateData: Allow hinting to specify auto-numbered parameter names in some fashion a Love token.
Feb 27 2017, 10:41 AM · patch-welcome, ProveIt-Gadget, VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor, TemplateData

Dec 13 2016

NicoV created T153056: Linter: Support API query for getting the list of categories.
Dec 13 2016, 10:50 AM · MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-01-31_(1.29.0-wmf.10)), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-Linter
NicoV created T153055: Support API query for list of errors for arbitrary wikitext (for pre-save checks).
Dec 13 2016, 10:48 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-Linter

Nov 26 2016

NicoV added a comment to T145604: [RfC] Future of magic links.

Some people started to replace the magic links by some other syntax (templates) on some wikis, and a strange case was also found : it seems that magic links is broken when there are several consecutive filling characters in the text.

Nov 26 2016, 11:25 AM · MediaWiki-Parser, TechCom-RFC

Oct 7 2016

NicoV added a comment to T147585: Format menu doesn't detect headings without spaces in NWE.

@Esanders I was testing the new wikitext editor (included in VE) on beta, and when editing the World page, headings like == World literature == where correctly detected as a Heading, but not ==Test== (which has no whitespace characters between the heading markers and the heading itself).

Oct 7 2016, 9:02 AM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-10-11_(1.28.0-wmf.22)), VisualEditor-MediaWiki-2017WikitextEditor, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-MediaWiki

Sep 20 2016

NicoV added a comment to T145211: Headings occasionally serialised as <h2> elements rather than \n\n== Foo ==\n in Parsoid.

@Trizek-WMF Not much time to check what's happening, but you can use CW lists to have a quick glance at potential candidates.

Sep 20 2016, 7:11 PM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-10-25_(1.28.0-wmf.23)), Parsoid, VisualEditor

Jul 19 2016

NicoV added a comment to T134423: Deprecate nonstandard behavior of self-closed HTML tags in wikitext..

@NicoV Besides I don't think it's effectively doable to show whether the issue is on the current page or in any transcluded template (mind the transclusion can be several levels deep too), when you hit Preview you already see the tracking category.

Jul 19 2016, 3:14 PM · Patch-For-Review, Chinese-Sites, MW-1.28-release-notes, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-07-12_(1.28.0-wmf.10)), User-notice, Parsoid, MediaWiki-Parser
NicoV added a comment to T134423: Deprecate nonstandard behavior of self-closed HTML tags in wikitext..

In addition to the categorization in [[Category:Pages using invalid self-closed HTML tags]], would it be possible to also have an error message when previewing in edit mode, like what is done for [[Category:Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls]] ? It would help a lot to find where the problem is, and if it's coming from a template used inside the page, rather than from the text in the page.

Jul 19 2016, 11:18 AM · Patch-For-Review, Chinese-Sites, MW-1.28-release-notes, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-07-12_(1.28.0-wmf.10)), User-notice, Parsoid, MediaWiki-Parser

Jun 25 2016

NicoV created T138669: Expose $wgMaxArticleSize through ApiQuerySiteinfo.
Jun 25 2016, 3:46 PM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-06-28_(1.28.0-wmf.8)), MW-1.28-release-notes, Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-API

Apr 28 2016

NicoV created T133824: {{Article}} doubled with <cite> tags.
Apr 28 2016, 4:17 AM · CX-out-of-beta, WorkType-Maintenance

Mar 24 2016

NicoV updated the task description for T130815: Using RegExTypoFix with subst and #invoke functions.
Mar 24 2016, 9:22 AM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser
NicoV created T130815: Using RegExTypoFix with subst and #invoke functions.
Mar 24 2016, 9:13 AM · WorkType-Maintenance, AutoWikiBrowser

Mar 8 2016

NicoV added a comment to T56947: VisualEditor: When user changes a link anchor which has the same link target, suggest that they may wish to change the link target too.

On frwiki, the problem appeared in the following pages between the February and March dump, I haven't checked what is the proportion of VE edits.
Problems with only [[1990|2000]] are not listed here but can be found with the abuse filter
https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sp%C3%A9cial:Journal_du_filtre_antiabus&wpSearchFilter=241

Mar 8 2016, 8:33 AM · User-Tgr, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Mar 7 2016

NicoV added a comment to T56947: VisualEditor: When user changes a link anchor which has the same link target, suggest that they may wish to change the link target too.

For the 1st and 3rd, I know, but there are only a few articles in these cases (5 of them exactly in total). And they appear at the beginning of the list, because they are recognized as special and my bot didn't flag them with {{Lien à corriger}}... So none of them appear in the dedicated category "Article avec un lien à corriger", and are not counted in the "more than 6.000 articles"

Mar 7 2016, 11:24 AM · User-Tgr, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Mar 5 2016

NicoV added a comment to T56947: VisualEditor: When user changes a link anchor which has the same link target, suggest that they may wish to change the link target too.

@Whatamidoing-WMF
In addition to the abuse filter that was put in place last year, I've also recently run a bot on a dump from frwiki to find the incorrect links to pages related to years like [[2000|2015]] or [[2000 en musique|2015]].
Result is at https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Projet:Correction_syntaxique/Analyse_526

Mar 5 2016, 11:39 PM · User-Tgr, VisualEditor-MediaWiki-Links, VisualEditor, VisualEditor-EditingTools

Feb 10 2016

NicoV created T126424: Special:Contributions page doesn't sort edits in correct order.
Feb 10 2016, 8:38 AM · MediaWiki-Special-pages

Feb 5 2016

NicoV added a comment to T110347: ISBN are surrounded by nowiki.

Still happening on a lot of edits.
Example: https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gabrielle_Althen&curid=1425134&diff=123055986&oldid=116857623

Feb 5 2016, 11:19 AM · Verified-in-Phase2, Verified-in-Phase0, WMF-deploy-2015-08-25_(1.26wmf20), Parsoid-Nowiki, VisualEditor

Jan 5 2016

NicoV awarded T5663: Add Special page similar to Special:BookSources for ISSNs (International Standard Serial Numbers) a Like token.
Jan 5 2016, 5:50 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages
Restricted Application updated subscribers of T5663: Add Special page similar to Special:BookSources for ISSNs (International Standard Serial Numbers).
Jan 5 2016, 5:50 PM · MediaWiki-Special-pages

Dec 31 2015

NicoV updated subscribers of T122472: Whole sections put into one line.

Could Parsoid detect this kind of problem (Problem 1) and emit a warning in its ouput, so that the tool using Parsoid (VE here) would prevent the edit and give the user explanation of the kind of problem detected ? That would prevent such extensive damages and let users know about existing problems in articles.

Dec 31 2015, 1:42 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor

Dec 27 2015

NicoV created T122472: Whole sections put into one line.
Dec 27 2015, 11:11 AM · Parsoid, VisualEditor

Nov 28 2015

matej_suchanek awarded T117099: Cite extension: allow different tracking categories depending on the kind of error detected a Like token.
Nov 28 2015, 2:50 PM · MediaWiki-Categories, Cite

Nov 25 2015

NicoV added a comment to T117165: Sometimes user-inserted ISBNs don't get converted to magic links somehow, meaning Parsoid has to nowiki them….

@cscott
I'm only using the edit filter that detects the addition of nowiki tags, no automated tool at all to find them.
I will repeat what I already said so many times : I'm not working for WMF, I'm not the one who has decided to deploy tools too early on large scale without properly testing them, I'm a simple volunteer and I already spend too much time reporting so many problems created by tools deployed without being properly tested (like Content Translation which has been deployed like 6 months ago, and is still creating more damaged articles than clean articles).
So, no I'm not going to hunt the users to understand what they have done to produce the problem : I gave you an easy way to find problematic edits, why the WMF can't contact these users to understand what they did ?
Especially given that often, I don't even get an answer to the problems I'm reporting (see for example T110826), I'm not going to spend my time doing work that is obviously WMF's responsibility.

Nov 25 2015, 10:10 AM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-03-21_(1.29.0-wmf.17)), VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor

Nov 19 2015

NicoV added a comment to T110826: CX adds unnecessary nowiki around ISBN.

You also have a different kind of ISBN garbage, like in this edit (and ISBN is only one of the many problems in this edit) :
<cite class="citation book" contenteditable="false">Burton, Brian K. (2007). ''The Peninsula & Seven Days: A Battlefield Guide''. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. </cite><cite class="citation book" contenteditable="false">[[International Standard Book Number|ISBN]]&nbsp;978-0-8032-6246-1.</cite><span class="Z3988" title="ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rfr_id=info%3Asid%2Fen.wikipedia.org%3ABattle+of+Hanover+Court+House&rft.aufirst=Brian+K.&rft.aulast=Burton&rft.btitle=The+Peninsula+%26+Seven+Days%3A+A+Battlefield+Guide&rft.date=2007&rft.genre=book&rft.isbn=978-0-8032-6246-1&rft.place=Lincoln&rft.pub=University+of+Nebraska+Press&rft_val_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Abook" contenteditable="false">&nbsp;</span>

Nov 19 2015, 10:47 PM · ContentTranslation-Release10, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-07-26_(1.28.0-wmf.12)), Language-Q1-2016-17 Sprint 2, Language-Engineering July-September 2016, ContentTranslation-out-of-beta, Parsoid-Nowiki, ContentTranslation-CXserver, WorkType-Maintenance, ContentTranslation

Nov 13 2015

NicoV added a comment to T117165: Sometimes user-inserted ISBNs don't get converted to magic links somehow, meaning Parsoid has to nowiki them….

@cscott
If you want a much simpler example, you can take a look at this edit
https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alain_Guyard&curid=5509552&diff=120464764&oldid=120423956

Nov 13 2015, 10:40 AM · User-Ryasmeen, MW-1.29-release (WMF-deploy-2017-03-21_(1.29.0-wmf.17)), VisualEditor-MediaWiki, VisualEditor

Nov 12 2015

Restricted Application updated subscribers of T116463: VE add images with "link=" pointing to the image.

Still happening
https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Diffraction_des_%C3%A9lectrons&type=revision&diff=120404103&oldid=118345718

Nov 12 2015, 9:26 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor

Nov 7 2015

NicoV added a comment to T110826: CX adds unnecessary nowiki around ISBN.

Worth verifying that CX is generating the right HTML for ISBN links. If it generates plain text for ISBN numbers, Parsoid will correctly add nowikis around that text. Similar to T113565.

Nov 7 2015, 12:37 PM · ContentTranslation-Release10, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-07-26_(1.28.0-wmf.12)), Language-Q1-2016-17 Sprint 2, Language-Engineering July-September 2016, ContentTranslation-out-of-beta, Parsoid-Nowiki, ContentTranslation-CXserver, WorkType-Maintenance, ContentTranslation

Nov 3 2015

Nnemo awarded T117312: Edit conflict not detected, intermediate revision ignored a Pterodactyl token.
Nov 3 2015, 2:02 AM · MediaWiki-API, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Nov 2 2015

NicoV added a comment to T117312: Edit conflict not detected, intermediate revision ignored.

I can confirm that the didn't get an edit conflict, so didn't try to submit the same text again.

Nov 2 2015, 6:46 PM · MediaWiki-API, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Oct 31 2015

NicoV added a comment to T117312: Edit conflict not detected, intermediate revision ignored.

Just to be sure: I did a similar test on a test page with a test text, and everything worked as expected : edit conflict detected and I couldn't save my modification.

Oct 31 2015, 11:26 AM · MediaWiki-API, MediaWiki-Page-editing
NicoV updated the task description for T117312: Edit conflict not detected, intermediate revision ignored.
Oct 31 2015, 10:31 AM · MediaWiki-API, MediaWiki-Page-editing
NicoV created T117312: Edit conflict not detected, intermediate revision ignored.
Oct 31 2015, 10:25 AM · MediaWiki-API, MediaWiki-Page-editing

Oct 29 2015

NicoV added a subtask for T35033: Tracking categories (tracking): T117099: Cite extension: allow different tracking categories depending on the kind of error detected.
Oct 29 2015, 8:47 PM · MediaWiki-Categories, Tracking-Neverending, MediaWiki-Parser
NicoV added a parent task for T117099: Cite extension: allow different tracking categories depending on the kind of error detected: T35033: Tracking categories (tracking).
Oct 29 2015, 8:47 PM · MediaWiki-Categories, Cite
NicoV created T117099: Cite extension: allow different tracking categories depending on the kind of error detected.
Oct 29 2015, 8:46 PM · MediaWiki-Categories, Cite
NicoV added a comment to T117037: Named ref are considered different when the content is a whitespace for refs 2 to n.

OK !
I think a content with only whitespace characters could at least be treated as empty (a ref with only whitespace characters is useless).
This will avoid side effects with the parser, and will have 2 advantages :

  • do not raise an error in the situation I reported above
  • raise an error when you have <ref> </ref> like you have with <ref></ref>
Oct 29 2015, 6:12 PM · Regression, Cite
NicoV added a comment to T117037: Named ref are considered different when the content is a whitespace for refs 2 to n.

@matmarex
Yes, removing the space works, that's my fix for the second example I provided ;-)
So, it wasn't really correct before, it's just that now the error is visible when it's was completely transparent before ?

Oct 29 2015, 2:34 PM · Regression, Cite
NicoV created T117037: Named ref are considered different when the content is a whitespace for refs 2 to n.
Oct 29 2015, 1:05 PM · Regression, Cite

Oct 27 2015

NicoV created T116751: Unbalanced div tags, damaged title, ....
Oct 27 2015, 1:40 PM · Parsoid, VisualEditor

Oct 26 2015

NicoV added a comment to T116525: Somehow prevent iOS Safari and other browsers' plugins from converting numbers into `tel:xyz` links.

@ssastry Here's an other example of the telephone problem (on the same article), alone without the other problems
https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alexis_Galp%C3%A9rine&diff=prev&oldid=119866774
It seems to have happened on an otherwise non modified line

Oct 26 2015, 12:15 PM · Browser-Support-Apple-Safari, VisualEditor-ContentEditable, VisualEditor-DataModel, VisualEditor

Oct 25 2015

NicoV added a comment to T116461: End table added at an obviously incorrect place.

Well, I would say that the safe and cheap approach is : If you don't know where to add a table end, just don't add it... and certainly not add it in some place that has a lot more chances of being incorrect than correct

Oct 25 2015, 5:47 PM · VisualEditor, Parsoid