This file contains HTML or script code that may be erroneously interpreted by a web browser
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Author: camjsb7j9g

Wikimedia Commons reports "This file contains HTML or script code that may be erroneously interpreted by a web browser" on certain image uploads.

Example: [[:Commons:File:Shimon_Peres_-_World_Economic_Forum_on_the_Middle_East_2009.jpg]]

When I (and others) try to upload the original size image from [] linked from, then Wikimedia Commons always reports the above error. I believe this is a known problem but could not find a bugzilla report for it.

Version: unspecified
Severity: major

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bzimport created this task.Via LegacyApr 21 2010, 1:40 PM
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camjsb7j9g wrote:


I had to remove all the markers from the JPG file before mediawiki upload would accept it. [[Bugzilla:16583]] "MIME type detection of "application/x-php" gives false positives on any file with "<?" in it" describes a similar problem, that might have the same cause as this one, except the first "<?" in the Shimon_Peres image does not appear until byte 16401. Note I have since uploaded two versions of the image.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 21 2010, 3:40 PM

camjsb7j9g wrote:

Note: this particular image file was finally uploaded together with its EXIF and IPTC data by manually editing the embedded HTML code: "<a href" and "</a>" changed to "[a href" and "[/a]" respectively. The first "<a href" occurred at byte 407.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitApr 26 2010, 4:20 PM

Bryan.TongMinh wrote:

Unfortunately, Internet Explorer will detect this file as HTML and thus execute any containing scripts etc. Therefore we have to reject these files.

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