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Moved from en:Wikitravel:Feature requests by Evan

I see that Wikipedia renders the svg file directly as an image, without having to export it to png and upload it again. IWBNI we could have the same feature all over Wikitravel. — Ravikiran 12:57, 15 July 2006 (EDT) (whose "broadband" line is slower than a dialup today)

Merged from Tech:Error displaying SVG images

Impossible to display SVG images. Example:

Flag of South Africa.svg

We should see a flag of South Africa above. Instead we see the text: "Image:Flag of South Africa.svg".

Note that a direct link to the /shared file does work: clicking here downloads the file and displays it correctly (if you have a browser capable of displaying SVG files, e.g. Firefox). The problem only occurs when the [[Image:filename]] syntax is used. Unsigned comment by Zvika (talkcontribs) .

Merged from Tech:SVG files are not automatically rendered

There's an option in MediaWiki to automatically render SVG files as PNGs. We've turned it on and off several times over the years, since it's kind of useful (good) but the rendering is usually pretty poor. I'm going to leave it turned off until there's been a discussion about whether to turn it on or off. --Evan 12:38, 22 October 2006 (EDT)

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