VisualEditor has the option to take over section edit links. We find this
is probably going to be unpopular for people who want to at least sometimes
edit wikitext, but don't want to loose them as VisualEditor users. After
discussing a few different options, including showing both links (really
cluttered and horribly long in some languages) and using icons (no icon
would really convey what we want here).
We have decided that it's probably best to make the edit link show an
alternative in a menu on hover. There's a prototype of this (somewhere)
that MatmaRex has hacked together (screenshot attached) which is close. I
mocked something up that is similar but perhaps a little better looking.
Max brings up a good point about my mockup, which is that it doesn't quite
fit with other vector-isms. Given that Vector is something we want to
evolve, we shouldn't get too caught up in that, but it's something worth
considering since deviation from what vector is today should probably only
be done if it's in the direction of what Vector should be in the future.
I'm hoping that others on the list could perhaps make suggestions, offer
ideas, make simple mockups or prototypes and help make this feature as good
We need to have this solved quickly since we are releasing in a couple of