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The Wikimedia Foundation has flicked the switch on its mobile editing feature, allowing anyone with an account to edit Wikipedia articles on just about any mobile device capable of rendering HTML. The Foundation's aim is not to help you fill time during your commute. Instead, it says the new feature's been developed because it …

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mostly harmless

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nice of them, and probably very handy for wikipedia vandals, but generating large quantities of text on a virtual keyboard (or a real keyboard on a mobile, for that matter) is only slightly less odious than filming a major Hollywood movie on one.

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Accessibility

Is the aim. But Visual Editor which was supposed to allow the masses to get involved without learning the wiki markup techniques was hideously bug ridden when introduced.

Hopefully the simplicity of mobile isn't built on VE.

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I'll look forward to all the auto-correct classics.

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