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Bug 43037 - VisualEditor: Support galleries
VisualEditor: Support galleries
Product: VisualEditor
Classification: Unclassified
Editing Tools (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement
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Assigned To: Editing team bugs – take if you're interested!
: 43038 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 72865
Blocks: ve-plugins-to-create
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Reported: 2012-12-12 20:58 UTC by James Forrester
Modified: 2014-11-01 16:11 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description James Forrester 2012-12-12 20:58:02 UTC
We need to support <gallery> tags. Probably a nice drag-and-drop arranger/adder for the gallery?
Comment 1 Oliver Keyes 2012-12-12 21:00:31 UTC
*** Bug 43038 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Raimond Spekking 2012-12-12 21:41:22 UTC
Example with some gallery options:
Comment 3 Richard Morris 2013-07-11 08:03:09 UTC
I think this should block the Plugin editors tracking bug. Apologies if it doesn't count as a pluging.
Comment 4 Elitre 2013-08-14 09:04:57 UTC
<< I know there's a lot of new gallery functionality coming in (which looks amazing!), so I'd understand if support is waiting for that, but at the moment, galleries are completely uneditable.
Basic functionality I'd expect might include:
Dragging images to different parts of the gallery, preferably by a simple click and drag.
Adding and removing images
Caption editing/addition/removal.
If moving images is as easy as dragging them into position, adding images can probably reasonably add to the end. To allow the gallery itself to be moved, I'd suggest that clicking on the gallery adds a bar at the top (only while it remains the focus, of course), labelled something like "click and drag here to move gallery". (If that's unclear, I could make a mockup), plus a dropdown box for any other actions that might be needed, sort of like the top of a Windows, well, window. One thing VE currently doesn't do enough of is temporarily tweaking the display of an element being edited to make it easier to interact with for editing, but I don't see a way to get the intuitive editing you're looking for without some movement towards that. Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:40, 13 August 2013 (UTC) >>
Comment 5 Quim Gil 2013-08-27 17:24:22 UTC
fwiw today I edited a gallery for the first time and the result was really bad:

1. I could actually edit the wikitext directly. This is good, but not if the functionality is not ready.

2. I got a tiny window to modify wikitext. Lines of galleries might be long when they include captions, so a bigger window would be nicer.

3. After editing I couldn't Save directly. I had to deduce that the [back] "<" icon had to be clicked first. Mmmm ok, I guessed it. Fine with me, but I'm not sure about your average editor.

4. The changes appeared instantly in the gallery. That was nice!

5. Save and...

All the gallery converted in a div and injected as such. MediaWiki probably not knowing what to do with this? Result: gallery not visible anymore. Undo changes.

Comment 6 Mark Holmquist 2013-08-27 17:26:22 UTC
Note that galleries also have multiple types since was merged - it would be awesome to have the types be editable :)


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