Web browser: ---
            Bug ID: 58554
           Summary: Unintuitive behavior when changing text at beginning
                    of link
           Product: VisualEditor
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: Unprioritized
         Component: ContentEditable
    Classification: Unclassified
   Mobile Platform: ---

When editing Wikipedia, I have repeatedly run into the following issue: 

The article contains a link and I want to change the beginning of the link text
(not the link's target), usually because it is upper case and I want it lower
case. So I use VisualEditor to delete the first letter of the link and replace
it with its lower case version. The result is unexpected: the first letter is
not marked up as part of the link, but this is very hard to see.

The source code is transformed from [[Link]] to l[[Link|ink]]. Links like the
latter are almost never contained in human-created wikitext.

Suggestion: link text should be "magnetic", so that changes at either end will
automatically inherit the link markup.

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