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Persistent media links for file versions
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Description

Could persistent links to present media files be implemented? (Or could someone point to how one get such a link).

In (external) machine learning applications where Wikimedia Commons media files are used, it is an advantage to be able to point to precise file versions, - not just the file title. I is unclear to me if it is possible to get a persistent link to the present file version on MediaWiki wikis, such as Wikimedia Commons. I see only persistent links to earlier versions of media on Wikimedia commons: Those with a prefix of https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/

This request relates to an unanswered question on Stackoverflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/38123132/persistent-link-of-the-present-version-of-a-file-on-wikimedia-commons

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Fnielsen created this task.Jul 4 2016, 12:45 PM
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Jdforrester-WMF triaged this task as Low priority.Jul 8 2016, 4:03 PM
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Given the complexity and very long term change-over requirements, I'm marking this Low.

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MarkTraceur moved this task from Untriaged to Tracking on the Multimedia board.Dec 2 2016, 9:59 PM