2009/10/1 Lars Aronsson <lars(a)aronsson.se>
In the edit box, when I type [[John Doe]], I want some chance to
verify that I'm linking to the right article, whether it is a
disambiguation page, or by seeing the first sentence from that
article. I know I can "preview" my edit and click that link to
see the page (or ctrl-click to make it appear in a new tab), but
that method just seems sooo 2002.
Is there some tool, button or gadget that does this trick? Perhaps
some greasemonkey script?
What it would do: From where the cursor stands in the edit box,
search backwards for a "[[" and then forwards to the following "|"
or "]]" which ever comes first (this covers the case that the
cursor is inside the link brackets). Look up that article, show
the first paragraph or 150 characters in a pop-up. If I click a
link in the pop-up (a top link, or a disambig page), replace the
link in the edit box so it points to that article.
The Navigation popups has partially a functionality that does these: if
you select a link in the edit box it will display the first part of the
article in a popup; after saving if you hover over a disambig or redirect
link, you can choose to fix it with one click. I don't think it is possible
with it to do this fixing right from the edit box.