On enwiki users can browse to the file https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:21_Leaders_2012_Honoree_Deedee_Corradini.jpg.
This file is actually hosted on commons
Currently when trying to import this file the importer will die and the API does not return the expected information from the API
- Do we want the FileImporter to be able to import files in this way. We should think about the third party use case here slightly. For example, if a 3rd party is running a wiki running FileImporter do we want them to be able to use the URL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:21_Leaders_2012_Honoree_Deedee_Corradini.jpg to import the file from commons? If so, do we pretend the file is coming from enwiki or from commons? If not, what do we display to the user in these cases?
- Do we want the FileExporter to show the move/copy file link on these pages? I think the answer to this is probably no.
Once decisions have been made on the above issues we can close this ticket and create the relevant tasks for implementation.