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For example, its suggested to use the code

<a href="/wiki/File:Lu3 1.tiff"><img src="" /></a>

To link to another website. This isn't going to work
*The link is a local link, other website is probably different domain
*The image src is to a tiff file, it should be to a thumbnail as most browsers cannot read tiffs
**Furthermore, for the file formats they can read, files are big, you probably don't want to insert a 200000px file on to another website (Same thing goes for the use directly inline on Wikipedia).

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Thanks, Brian, excellent point.

We are in the process of designing the 'Use this file' panel, which was added as a quick hack at the last minute.

Your recommendations above are well thought through. I generally agree with your suggestion that we start with a thumbnail for external sites as the default script.

We will discuss with our team and aim to prepare a better solution for the next release at the end of the month.

To be continued ...

This has been fixed a while ago. We now show links with the current protocol though, I'm not sure that's the right thing to do...

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