Hi Peter,

This is the first time I've heard about that happening, thanks for bringing
it up. Can you say more about what you're experiencing? I don't think
syntax highlighting gives an error message like that, so I'm not sure what
you mean.

Danny

On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 2:31 AM, Peter Southwood <
peter.southw...@telkomsa.net> wrote:

> Good news indeed.
> Is there a way we can stop it from crashing in mid edit and giving
> unhelpful advice like get a faster computer or a faster connection? I would
> not mind waiting a little longer for it to finish the job. It would be
> helpful if there were a user setting which allows longer wait time for
> those of us who cannot get a faster computer or connection for economic or
> geographical reasons.
> Cheers,
> Peter
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On
> Behalf Of Danny Horn
> Sent: Wednesday, 23 August 2017 8:41 PM
> To: Wikimedia Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] New beta feature: Syntax Highlighting!
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I've got some good news -- wikitext syntax highlighting is live again, and
> I'm almost completely sure it's staying live. :) You can now enable it as a
> Beta feature on all LTR wikis.
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 4:23 PM, Danny Horn <dh...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
> > Hi Andy,
> >
> > Thanks for sending your thoughts, that's the kind of feedback that we
> > need. People can either write responses in this thread, or post it on
> > the project's talk page:
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Community_Tech/
> > Wikitext_editor_syntax_highlighting
> >
> > We'll respond as comments come in, making bug fixes and then making a
> > plan for changes as we see what people have to say. Thanks again.
> >
> > Danny
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 4:07 PM Andy Mabbett
> > <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> On 3 August 2017 at 23:21, Danny Horn <dh...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> > WMF's Community Tech team team is happy to announce that Wikitext
> >> > Editor Syntax Highlighting has been released as a beta feature
> >> > today on all LTR Wikimedia projects!
> >>
> >> I'm all in favour of having syntax highlighting - I teach people to
> >> edit wikicode, and I find it helps them to learn it more quickly.
> >>
> >> I've been using the syntax highlighting gadget  en.Wikipedia:
> >>
> >>    https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Remember_the_dot/
> >> Syntax_highlighter
> >>
> >> for some time now. I've just disabled, it, and instead enabled the
> >> new beta feature.
> >>
> >> My first impression is that it is lacking in contrast - it's far
> >> harder, now, to differentiate the various types of content. Indeed
> >> the colour pairs used (e.g. #8800CC vs. #AAAAB3) fail WCAG web
> >> accessibility guidelines for colour contrast.
> >>
> >> I realise that choice of styling colours is a "bikeshed" matter, but
> >> contrast ratio is a quantifiable and objective accessibility issue.
> >>
> >> Also, because the script does not load immediately, the larger
> >> headings cause the page to "dance" as the script kicks in.
> >>
> >> What plans are there to either receive and act on feedback such as
> >> this, or to provide greater user-customisation options?
> >>
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