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It seems a bit messy to have all files grouped in the image:namespace.
I think it would it be desirable to have sound files in a sound:namespace and
all other files in a
file:namespace. But then if only one namespace is needed due to the fact that
all these pages for these
files are to be treated in a similar manor, then I vote for something neutral
like "file" for the namespace
Date: 2002-06-29 22:56
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There are several issues: one, there's two different ways to
include them in links: [[image:filename]] produces an HTML
img tag, while [[media:filename]] produces an external link
(which can be used for sounds, movies, and anything else).
There may have to be others if we need to have special HTML
for them--Java applets, for example.
"Image:" is also the name of the namespace for the
description pages. I definitely /don't/ want to create a
dozen namespaces for no reason--one for all of them is
plenty. It could be "File" or "Media"
But on the other hand, I want to emphasize that the purpose
of file uploads is to upload illustrations for the
encyclopedia. If you just call it "file upload", then
people upload all sorts of useless crap. I expect 90% of
uploads to be images. I don't think it's too much of a
stretch to use that term loosely for other downloads.
Date: 2002-07-21 13:17
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IMHO, the Image: namespace and kin (eg Media:) ought to
merely be linking magic -- and I should point out that it's
*wonderful* linking magic, and thank you Lee for
implementing it! -- but nothing more. Using that exact same
namespace for the description page raises the serious issue
of _how do you link to the description page without
putting a giant picture in the article you're linking from_?
 Most likely from a user: or talk: page where one is
discussing files that have been uploaded by a user or in
relation to an article.
Yes, you *can* put in the full URL, but that's not the wiki
way. Having the file descriptions in, say, "File:"
description:" or "Media description:" (or even
description:" ... or heck, "Image talk:") would,
make things a little clearer potentially.