[Mediawiki-l] display images from wiki commons

Rowan Collins rowan.collins at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 17:45:21 UTC 2005

On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 14:50:10 +0100, Gerold Meisinger wrote:
> is it possible to display images from wiki commons via interlinking? (normal interlinking works and is set to local) thx!

I think you may need to clarify your question, because I'm not sure
what it is you are asking:
* to what site are you referring? your own installation of MediaWiki?
* by "wiki commons" do you mean http://commons.wikimedia.org/?

If the above guesses are correct, I fear the answer is "no" - I
believe the images are available for direct inclusion only on other
Wikimedia projects. Apart from rather confusing licensing issues, this
would make sense because Wikimedia's servers are already heavily
over-worked, and allowing (indeed encouraging) people to download
images from them when viewing an unrelated site would be all strain
and no gain.

I'm also not sure what exactly you mean by "normal interlinking" being
"set to local" - do you mean [[links like this]]? Or perhaps
[[fr:interlanguage]] or [[meta:interwiki]] links? I don't quite see
how either of these can be "set to local", but that may be irrelevant
if I'm right above about the main substance of your question.

Rowan Collins BSc

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