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Timeline tag generates PNG images rather than SVG
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Description

The <timeline> tag generates images that are perfectly suited for SVG, but PNGs are created instead. Why? E.g. from the English Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_This_American_Life_episodes


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60263

Details

Reference
bz35320

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Koavf created this task.Mar 19 2012, 9:18 AM
Reedy added a comment.Mar 19 2012, 2:21 PM

By the look of the code, I think it actually creates both..

Koavf added a comment.Mar 19 2012, 7:37 PM

(In reply to comment #1)

By the look of the code, I think it actually creates both..

Hm... Well, I have to admit that I'm not terribly savvy here--why does Firefox display a PNG, then?

(In reply to comment #2)

(In reply to comment #1)

By the look of the code, I think it actually creates both..

Hm... Well, I have to admit that I'm not terribly savvy here--why does Firefox
display a PNG, then?

It used to creates both, but then only tells the web-browser about the png version.

I believe the svg conversion wasn't quite as good quality as the png version (due to issues with the program/less testing/the fact no one ever saw the svg versions, so no one gave them love)

I'm not sure if it still creates both by default. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/timeline/9a1ee536d328a98d4cb1d03df23cf44c.svg is 404.

This bug should perhaps be duped to bug 27156