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Bug 25148 - Download this file link on description page (particularly relevant to svg)
Download this file link on description page (particularly relevant to svg)
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
File management (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: easy
Depends on:
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Reported: 2010-09-11 17:45 UTC by bugzilla
Modified: 2014-11-19 20:05 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description bugzilla 2010-09-11 17:45:56 UTC
When a user wishes to download a file, the interface offers no clear way to do so. Whilst most users know they can right click and download a file, not all users will know this. The issue is further complicated when a user triies to download an svg, because, depending on what thumbnail or image they right click, they may instead obtain the generated png. I have seen numerous users confused about the correct procedure to download an svg file. A simple "download this file in its original format" link, under the main thumbnail on the image description page would help to solve this.
Comment 1 Derk-Jan Hartman 2011-10-08 10:56:32 UTC
duplicate of bug 25695
Comment 2 Dominic 2014-03-09 21:59:58 UTC
Related to bug 62305, which would also potentially solve the problem in this bug report.
Comment 3 Tisza Gergő 2014-11-19 00:05:35 UTC
bug 25695 added a download URL, so the only thing needed is to expose that URL in a link. Marking as easy.
Comment 4 Andre Klapper 2014-11-19 15:03:17 UTC
Gergő: Would that be a potential Google Code-In task that you could imagine to mentor? See for more info
Comment 5 Tisza Gergő 2014-11-19 20:05:24 UTC
Sure. Should I sign up as a mentor?

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