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Community Wishlist Survey 2023/Archive/Clean up Visual Editor wikitext output

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Clean up Visual Editor wikitext output

NoN Merged with Community Wishlist Survey 2023/Editing/VisualEditor: Allow references to be properly named

  • Problem: VisualEditor creates a lot of noise and hard to read syntax, e.g. adds a lot of white spaces to templates, uses numeric references <ref name=":0"> that become hard to maintain later on.
  • Proposed solution: Only edit lines where content changes were done to keep the diff clean. Use human-readable references names based on author last name and year or let the user define it with some sane defaults.
  • Who would benefit: Editors
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Matthias (talk) 16:38, 24 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]