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Bug 4586 - Random Image transclusion
Random Image transclusion
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Extensions requests (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2006-01-13 00:01 UTC by Jamie Hari
Modified: 2006-11-09 17:21 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Jamie Hari 2006-01-13 00:01:50 UTC
I was hoping we could have a {{random image}} tag, or something to that effect. I 
suppose you could easily infer what it would do...

Maybe also a pixel size switch like {{random image|200px}}...
Comment 1 Zigger 2006-01-14 06:53:36 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
>...
> suppose you could easily infer what it would do...
>...

Random on first save (subst:) / all saves of that page / page rendering into
cache / every page retrieval (ad rotator) ?

It could be a syntax extension, e.g. <randomimage width="200px" />, depending on
the intention.
See [[meta:Extending wiki markup]].
Comment 2 Lupin 2006-02-05 14:36:32 UTC
It's not exactly what you requested, but on sites with constant uploads like
wikipedia, 

{{Special:Newimages/1}}

produces a pseudo-random image (the last one uploaded) in a gallery.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-06-09 14:41:20 UTC
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/RandomImage
Comment 4 Jamie Hari 2006-06-10 01:27:55 UTC
That is exactly what I was looking for... and THAT is why I love the MediaWiki
dev team! Thanks Rob! Cheers!
Comment 5 Jamie Hari 2006-11-09 00:28:25 UTC
Should this extension maybe be brought into core?
I think a lot of people would really enjoy this...

Just a thought.
Comment 6 Rob Church 2006-11-09 07:58:36 UTC
I'd rather it wasn't, since I'll get bitched at when people discover it doesn't
work well with caches. Extensions are self-contained add-ons, that's the whole
point of them. It's simple enough to download and install it.
Comment 7 Jamie Hari 2006-11-09 16:44:46 UTC
You make a good point Rob...
If they can't install an extension, they probably have no business running a web
server.

With that said, it is too bad there isn't better communication / organization of
all the neat extensions that exist. Then again, that is another story altogether...

Cheers.
Comment 8 Rob Church 2006-11-09 17:21:25 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)
> With that said, it is too bad there isn't better communication / organization of
> all the neat extensions that exist. Then again, that is another story
altogether...

I believe there are efforts to set up some sort of catalogue on MediaWiki.org,
although like most MediaWiki documentation projects, it might well be stalled or
abandoned now. :)

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