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Bug 1079 - Browser timeouts if server needs to generate many png's
Browser timeouts if server needs to generate many png's
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-12-12 03:44 UTC by Bodo Thiesen
Modified: 2012-07-26 12:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Bodo Thiesen 2004-12-12 03:44:04 UTC
If a user edits a page, and create many formulars, either he (if he uses preview) or the 
first user(s) trying to view the new page (which may be the same physical person, of 
course) will get a server timeout because the server is busy generating the tex-pngs.

Suggestion to solve the problem: When a page is rendered, simply don't wait for the images 
to be created. Tell that some images are being created and may not be shown therefore and 
output the page as it would be outputted, if the images were present already. This is not 
very nice, as one sees some tex-replacements instead of the images, but it prevents the 
timeout. Of course, doing so would require another checkbox to allow the editor to force 
wait for generation of images, so if he only creates of changes two or three formulas, he 
doesn't need to preview twice.

Regards, Bodo
Comment 1 Brian Jason Drake 2005-11-10 07:52:29 UTC
Why not send the HTML and then generate the images, 
ready to be sent when the user's computer processes the 
HTML and requests them?

Since TeX is an open standard, why isn't it integrated 
into web browsers?
Comment 2 Rob Church 2005-11-10 12:36:19 UTC
> Since TeX is an open standard, why isn't it integrated into web browsers?

We develop MediaWiki, not web browsers. Why don't you go and ask the people who
do do that, like Microsoft and Mozilla?
Comment 3 matanya 2012-07-26 12:06:24 UTC
A) Didn't see this happening with Mathjax, which is now default .
B) It has been 7 years since this bug was opened and no comments were added since than, so closing as works for me.

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