Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Editing/VisualEditor: Allow editing of auto-generated references before adding them

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VisualEditor: Allow editing of auto-generated references before adding them

  • Problem: It's only a small thing but one that bugs me. When you use the VE's ability to autogenerate a reference based on a URL, oftentimes there will be need to manually fix the generated ref. However, currently you have to first save the incorrect reference before editing it.
  • Who would benefit: Everyone using VE
  • Proposed solution: I propose another button "edit" on the autogenerated reference besides add to fix mistakes immediately.
  • More comments:


Similar, yes, although that solution would skip the "insert" button which my proposal would keep. On a side note, people should really use better descriptions of their feature requests in Phabricator because when searching for previous proposals, I could not find that one. Regards SoWhy 16:39, 13 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Note, you don't currently need to save, only to insert. After inserting you will get a preview, which has an Edit button. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 17:38, 29 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    In VE, but that doesn't work in WTE 2017. --Izno (talk) 19:04, 29 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I have to edit references quite often, mostly to go from "cite news" to "cite web" (or whatever it's called in English). From what I understand, this wouldn't cover it? Exilexi (talk) 08:23, 21 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]