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Bug 4716 - The edit page should be changed to accommodate larger edit summaries
The edit page should be changed to accommodate larger edit summaries
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks: 4714
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Reported: 2006-01-22 08:45 UTC by Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
Modified: 2013-10-15 01:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2006-01-22 08:45:36 UTC
The edit page should be changed to accommodate larger edit summaries:

* The text input area needs to be changed fron <inputbox type="text"> to <textarea>

Optional:

* The textarea should auto-expand when entering a larger summary (JS)
* The textarea should have some sort of live-preview of the summary (since it
uses a limited subset of wikisyntax) (JS)
* The textarea should use autocomplete, most (all) browsers don't have this on
for <textarea>
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-01-22 19:50:29 UTC
Using a <textarea> for summary will break keyboard workflow: 
"enter" will no longer work to save.
Comment 2 Trevor Johnson 2012-02-10 15:55:31 UTC
Disabling "Enter" to save may actually be a benefit, because editors are encouraged to use the 'Show preview' function:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial/Editing#Show_preview
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Uw-preview
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:That%27s_why_we_preview,_kids

If this is changed, are there any related database limitations?

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