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Numerous visible reflows for WikibaseMediaInfo to settle on file pages
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  1. Loading a file description page, such as File:En-Anne_Tomasevich.oga (sorry Anne!).
  2. Observe the top of the page undergoing numerous changes that are each unnecessarily layout-shifting.
  3. Observe the bottom of the page having content appear and dissappear.

Reproducible in Safari and Firefox, both logged-in and not, including with ?safemode=on to rule out user scripts/styles.


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Unstyled tabs.Tabs get layout. Panel gets different layout, various height/padding changes.Panel gone + tab colour.Panel back + different languages.
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Panel appears on bottom of page, then disappears.

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I suspect this may be a regression, as I'd like to think I would have noticed this earlier had it always been that way (either in any past week, or during the perf review for launch). However, it's possible that we missed this somehow?

The whole page was like this for months, if not since the launch. It also prevents from leaving the page with ‘Are you sure you want to lose changes?’ dialog sometimes. Good that someone finally filed a task (as it would’ve been out of my wheelhouse to explain it).