Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Mobile and apps/Offer different wikitext editors including non-JS editor

Offer different wikitext editors including non-JS editor

  • Problem: Currently there are numerous problems I encountered when I try to use mobile browser to edit wiki when I use the default mobile web editor. For instance:
    1. When editing an article and then the browser page get removed from memory due to lack of memory, text typed in javascript-generated editor would not be remembered by the browser, however text typed in traditional text field would be
    2. The current default mobile web editor cannot be used to edit a partially prefilled form on wiki like this community wishlist survey
    3. The "insertable wikimarkup" thing is a bit hard to access on the default mobile web editor.
  • Who would benefit: Everyone who edit on mobile phone
  • Proposed solution: These can be fixed by allowing users to change the mobile editor themselves or by changing the default editor for everyone
  • More comments: The first point in the problem I mentioned is an inherent limitation caused by dynamically generated pages and apparently cannot be fixed by patching the existing editor and thus a change would be needed


Did you try the timeless or monobook skin C933103? They are getting more mobile friendly particularly timeless, and may partly address your issues? Gryllida 22:48, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

  • @Gryllida: They still show the same mobile editor with same limitations. (Actually it doesn't seems like the mobile skin vary according to the skin setting?) C933103 (talk) 01:19, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Jdlrobson Deskana, this seems like something your team might have an interest in. Are you guys already working on these issues (in which case we might withdraw the proposal). Or is this something you need help with? Are there any issues you see? —JMatazzoni (WMF) (talk) 18:00, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Also ping @Jdforrester (WMF):, the question Jmatazzoni asked also affects the future roadmaps of VE. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:36, 11 November 2018 (UTC)


  •   Support 月心雪 (talk) 14:26, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support C933103 (talk) 07:12, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support I just can't express the frustrating experience of using current mobile web editor. Harshrathod50 (talk) 09:19, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:24, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 10:20, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 10:51, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Alangi Derick (talk) 12:10, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support JogiAsad (talk) 18:13, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support HHill (talk) 18:53, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Juandev (talk) 11:27, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support This really needs to be done...Its a pain even installing a simple user script when on mobile FR30799386 (talk) 07:02, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support I support this. The mobile apps should match functionality of the desktop version. Simonjon (talk) 10:00, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Novak Watchmen (talk) 01:44, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Vulphere 02:20, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support We need to make our wikis more mobile-friendly to attract more new editors.--Nahum (talk) 13:02, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Ranjithsiji (talk) 23:01, 25 November 2018 (UTC)