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Bug 9716 - Don't require a $wgLogo
Don't require a $wgLogo
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
1.12.x
All All
: Lowest trivial (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2007-04-26 19:03 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2013-04-21 14:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Dan Jacobson 2007-04-26 19:03:55 UTC
There is no way to turn off $wgLogo. Let's say one does not want
  <a style="background-image:  url(something);">
added to one's pages, as one wants to streamline one's site.
Impossible. $wgLogo=false already occupied too, and =true will give a
URL of 1, ="" gives url(), i.e., the Main_page itself.

Nope, no way to not to have a logo, or some wasteful URL request,
under almost every skin.
Comment 1 Shinjiman 2007-04-27 05:29:01 UTC
If you want to have no logo for the site, you can consider to upload a blank 
image file.
Comment 2 Dan Jacobson 2007-05-08 17:10:31 UTC
That still causes wasteful transaction.
Comment 3 Dan Jacobson 2008-01-16 01:40:49 UTC
Remember that requiring an image violates accessibility principles.
Yes you can get around it with the hacks of 1x1 images or 404 Not
Found wasted HTTP requests, but let's just fix this one day.
Priority=Lowest, but not none.

Anyway, the average user setting up a new wiki is left scrambling to
figure out a good logo lest his site look bad. Critical formative
hours are spent thinking about a good logo before the user can proceed.

No way to just put a text string there, perhaps one day switching to a
image if he desires.

Thread:
http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-l/2008-January/025412.html
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2008-01-16 03:27:36 UTC
Make a custom skin or use one of the existing ones that doesn't include a logo image.

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