Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:05:12 UTC
Currently, every image used gets a link to its image page. You can't override
this link with another link, so you can't (for example) use an image as a button.
The simplest possible solution would be to add a new image option "nolink" which
suppresses the link; you could then embed the image in another link. For the
wiki I'm setting up, this is an absolute necessity, so I will probably develop
that in the next few days and post a patch here.
Created attachment 242 [details]
Proposed implementation for "nolink" image option
This patch introduces the "nolink" image option as proposed; however, the
"nolink" option is ignored if "thumb" or "framed" is specified. But this
shouldn't matter as I can't imagine any use of "nolink" together with "thumb"
or "framed" that makes sense.
Under this scheme, how will someone get to the image page? There may be
licensing issues if there is not an obvious link to the copyright information.
MediaWiki is not intended to create arbitarily-formatted HTML web pages. Images are
linked to their info pages so that editors may work with them, copyright and history
information can be displayed, etc.