Last modified: 2005-10-28 00:12:22 UTC

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Bug 3806 - Limitation of thumbnail generation for huge images should not cause broken links
Limitation of thumbnail generation for huge images should not cause broken links
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
File management (Other open bugs)
All All
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-10-27 09:30 UTC by Mormegil
Modified: 2005-10-28 00:12 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Mormegil 2005-10-27 09:30:27 UTC
MediaWiki refuses to generate a thumbnail for huge images (to enforce an upper
limit for memory requirements). The current behavior in such case is that
[[Image:Foo.png|thumb|Foo!]] will appear as a red broken link to Special:Upload,
which is quite unintuitive.

Even more strange, there is a difference between
[[Image:Foo.png|thumb|200px|Foo!]] and
[[Image:Foo.png|right|200px|Foo!]]. While the thumbnail is not generated in both
case, the latter displays correctly, using just a scaled img linking to the
original full-sized image and letting the browser to do all work.
I believe both should behave in the same way (and display the image).
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-10-28 00:12:22 UTC
Fixed on CVS HEAD and live; thumb will now fall back gracefully to client-side scaling 
as the other cases do. For super-giant images this may be bad for your web browser, 
but at least it's off our servers. ;)

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