Status

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enhancement
UNCONFIRMED
a year ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: lk.firefox, Unassigned)

Tracking

({in-triage})

Details

(Whiteboard: [specification][type:bug])

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Description

a year ago
What did you do?
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While translating one page I encountered an issue with rewriting anchors in visual editor.

I did as follows:
- Mark the whole text of the anchor
- Start typing

What happened?
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It basically writes just few characters inside anchor tag and then skips outside and continues in paragraph.

What should have happened?
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Obviously it should keep the text inside the anchor. But as a web developer I know it's hard to accomplish due to not knowing where is the anchor's end. But it should at least pop outside the <a> tag when there is space.

Is there anything else we should know?
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I also noticed that the editor inserts "&nbsp;" chars instead of normal spaces (randomly?). Could this be related?
Severity: normal → minor
Keywords: in-triage
Hey there, I tried to reproduce this, but it seems to work fine. Do you have an example for this?
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Comment 2

a year ago
Here is screenshot https://pasteboard.co/hL7Y6HIlM.jpg
Could you please let us know what browser OS combo you are using? Thanks!
I've seen the spontaneous &nbsp; thing for years now. I don't know why it happens.

I pretty much never create anchors; I only create links using heading names or using macros; I find the clutter of anchors displayed in the editor annoying so I don't use them. :)
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Comment 5

a year ago
(In reply to Stephanie Hobson [:shobson] from comment #3)
> Could you please let us know what browser OS combo you are using? Thanks!

Sure, I use Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 with Chrome 58.0.3029.110 (x64)
I'm not able to reproduce the behaviour where it writes a few characters and skips outside. If I place my cursor at the end of the anchor and type it is outside the anchor 100% of the time.

I agree this is super annoying, especially when translating, but I'm not sure it's a bug? It might just be the default behaviour of the editor.

I usually work around this by typing the entire anchor with one extra character at the end and then when I am done editing I delete the extra character.
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Updated

a year ago
Severity: minor → enhancement
OS: Other → Windows 7
Hardware: All → x86_64
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