Bug ID: 62492
Summary: VisualEditor: Link input widget sometimes picks wrong
Component: Editing Tools
CC: jforres...@wikimedia.org, krinklem...@gmail.com,
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Use the VisualEditor to edit an article on mediawiki.org, enter the word
"bugzilla" and turn it into a link (highlight, Ctrl-K). The link input widget
proposes a list of link targets, starting with "bugzilla" (checked),
"Bugzilla/Notes/4198" and "Bugzilla". Click on the third one ("Bugzilla"). With
quick eyes, you will notice that "Bugzilla/Notes/4198" is checked instead, but
the list disappears immediately and the target box contains the string
"Bugzilla". It appears as if the desired "Bugzilla" had been accepted as link
target. Close the link input widget and preview your changes:
"Bugzilla/Notes/4198" is used as link target.
Go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War?veaction=edit and turn the word
"integral" in the second paragraph into a link. The link input widget proposes
a list of link targets, starting with "integral" (checked), "Integral domain"
and "Integral". Click on the third one ("Integral"). With quick eyes, you will
notice that "Integral domain" is checked instead, but the list disappears
immediately. It then appears as if the desired "Integral" had been accepted as
link target. Close the link input widget and preview your changes: "Integral
domain" is used as link target.
It's likely that these cases won't be reproducible for long since the suggested
target list is highly dependent on the respective wiki's current set of
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