This bug's simple and short to explain. In mobile view:

  1. Submit an edit on a post. Provide an edit summary for your edit.
  2. Return to edit that post further within the grace period.

What should happen: The edit summary should be prefilled with the one you just provided, like on the regular site view.

What happens: The edit summary will be blank.

(That's it, that's the entirety of the bug.)

This leads to an additional quirk

As for what your edit summary will actually wind up as in the revision history, something different happens depending on whether you filled out an edit summary in mobile view or not:

  • If you submit any edit summary at all, it will overwrite your previous one.
  • If you leave it blank, an autogenerated edit summary will be appended to the current edit summary of that revision. This will repeat indefinitely for each edit within the same revision. Here's an example of this in action.
  • FWIW, when I open the link on my laptop, the change summary says "the gm tag doesn't seem relevant to the content of the question; edited tags", with "edited tags" only showing once. (Just a heads up that a screen shot may be in order, though probably unnecessary.) – Grant Jan 21 '14 at 2:22
  • @GrantWinney That's correct, because in that case I provided an edit summary once, then made a second edit on the tags without one. I've experimented in the formatting sandbox though: repeated edits will just append over and over. – doppelgreener Jan 21 '14 at 2:38

This has been fixed and will be deployed in the next build (rev 2253 on meta and rev 1611 on the network).

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