On 8/26/07, Stephen Bain <stephen.bain(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Possibly just change the alt (and title) attribute for
the image? Have
the standard alt (ie. the image page title) or the user-supplied one
(if any) and concatenate a notice on the end.
Not great, but obviously harmless and easy to implement. Just pull the
add on alt text from a MW message.
I don't know if the copyright symbol conveys the
correct message. To
me, the symbol displayed next to some work typically conveys that
there are (most if not all) rights reserved in relation to that work.
I have to admit I was really thinking post-bug 9616.
We'd then be able to the color of the C depending on the license
status of the image. For example, green C for PD/attribution licenses,
green reversed C for copyleft/sharealike images, red C for non-free
images).... but it's generally a bad design practice to convey
important things with color.
There is an argument to be made for a design which results in any
confused people thinking they can't use the image rather than that
they can... Most of our images have some sort of copyright related
Well, my tests are just hacks really. If we actually
something like this, it ought to be done in the software and
configurable through a MediaWiki message.
Of course it should be implemented in MediaWiki, but any issues with
HTML and browser behavior would remain.
I'm not especially keen on making the entire behavior a configurable
message, just the message text.
It might also be useful to create an icon combining a magnifying
glass.. since thats the other half of the purpose of clicking on the
image. I don't think the current magnify-clip image is at all obvious.