[Mediawiki-l] Making image uploading simpler

Rob Church robchur at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 15:03:30 UTC 2006


To be honest, upon first read; the proposed method sounded even more
long-winded than the method we have.


Rob Church

On 14/02/06, Thompson, Graeme (AELE)
<Graeme.Thompson at smiths-aerospace.com> wrote:
>
> > Thompson, Graeme (AELE) wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > This would make the current system a lot easier to use as
> > you would be
> > > able to easily place your images as you were writing the article.
> > >
> > > Any thoughts?
> >
> > Well, depending on what you mean, either you can't do that
> > with HTML or you can
> > already do that in MediaWiki.
> >
> > 1) Put in [[Image:My cool file.jpg]]
> > 2) Save the page
> > 3) Click the red link which takes you to the upload page with
> > that name prefilled
> > 4) Click the browse button to select the file on your local disk
> > 5) Click the upload button.
> >
> Ok, but is quite long winded, especially if you have several images.
>
> > You can't put in the local path and have it automate the
> > upload, that just
> > doesn't work; you can't preset the path in an HTML file
> > upload element for
> > obvious security reasons.
>
> Yes, I understand that, I was suggecting that you could effectivly
> automate steps 3 and 4 by simply specifying the full path to the file in
> the image link (i.e. [[Image:c:\My cool file.jpg]] ) and then, when you
> save the page, the server can then present you with a multiple file
> upload page with all of the fields already filled in for an image
> upload. Then all you need to do is to double check the files that you
> are going to upload and click upload, avoiding all of the clicking
> through different pages (steps 3 and 4 for each file).
>
> --Graeme
>
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