On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 1:56 AM, Erwin Dokter <erwin(a)darcoury.nl> wrote:
On 10-03-2015 01:07, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
For comparison, there is also https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/193434/
. Paladox is proposing to make wgLogo SVG (will need back-compat of
course), with wgLogoPNG as a fallback for browsers that don't support SVG.
Depending on the complexity of the SVG logo, that could result in a large
file being downloaded. The Wikipedia logo SVG is 162 KB vs. 19 KB for the
PNG. But if someone wants SVG, by all means
Yeah, using a direct SVG is currently not ideal for Wikipedia unless
someone manages to make a much more lightweight SVG version of the logo. :(
One question though; the logo is now a background
image, requiring media
queries for PNG and a lot of CSS background hacking for SVG. Is there no
way to do it using a regular <img> tag, using srcset for PNG, instead?
Possible yes but it would change the skin layouts more dramatically and may
break customized skins/CSS.
On the plus side, the $wgLogoHD setting would work fine with both the
background-image method currently used and a possible switch to
<img>+srcset in the future if/when we're willing to make bigger skin markup
changes... so we can adopt this first and then do skin cleanup later.