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Bug 7811 - Preview edit summary
Preview edit summary
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-11-05 13:16 UTC by Robert Leverington
Modified: 2006-11-14 06:33 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

Screenshot of an ugly implementation (7.63 KB, image/png)
2006-11-13 04:11 UTC, Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly)

Description Robert Leverington 2006-11-05 13:16:23 UTC
When you push preview your edit summary could also be parsed and previewed, like
the page text, and displayed below the edit summary box in a little box.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-11-09 18:12:50 UTC
Edit summaries do not support complex markup, therefore a preview feature is
rather pointless.
Comment 2 Robert Leverington 2006-11-09 18:18:58 UTC
I disagree, if you were to use an incorrect inter-wiki link in the summary (as I
have doine several times) the link is not displayed at all and sometimes
mistakes can only be seen in rendered text.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-11-09 19:20:27 UTC
It's hardly the end of the world.
Comment 4 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-11-09 22:47:26 UTC
It's also hardly the end of the world if you get some markup wrong in article
text.  At least that can be edited after you've saved.  Since it's not a big
deal if this isn't implemented, it's an enhancement, not a bug, but this *is*
the place to request minor improvements as well as major.  I've sometimes wanted
this, certainly, particularly when I wasn't sure whether some particular bit of
markup was supported in summaries and wanted to know before I saved.
Comment 5 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-11-13 04:11:58 UTC
Created attachment 2687 [details]
Screenshot of an ugly implementation

Well, a difficulty has arisen: where exactly should the preview be put?  I'm
not sure where it should go so as not to look ugly.  Because I rather think
this positioning looks ugly.
Comment 6 Rob Church 2006-11-13 07:56:01 UTC
Put it somewhere near the bottom, just under the summary box.
Comment 7 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-11-14 06:33:27 UTC
Added in r17660.

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