[Mediawiki-l] Re: "grab image" extension

Ashar Voultoiz hashar at twenkill.net
Wed Feb 2 12:24:58 UTC 2005


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D_C wrote:
> has anyone written a plugin that will allow me to grab images?

None that I know.

<snip>
> <grab>http://domain/some.jpg</grab>
> 
> would on first time encountering the image copy it locally. next time
> display it from the cache...

That's a good idea, you can then display a form to the user asking to
enter description for each image, add them automaticly from remote
source and then save the article with the correct tag (eg:
[[image:some.jpg]]).

> leaving aside the copyright question, i have seen this feature in other wikis.
> 
> Also is there a repository of mediaWiki extensions? A little googling
> didnt seem to turn up a clear winner...just a few random things ppl
> have done.

Most extensions are under the category:
  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Mediawiki_Extensions
You can find the link on www.mediawiki.org , left tab, 'ressources'.

cheers,

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