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Re: SVG uploads crash our wiki

From: Young,Jeff (OR) <jyoung@oclc.org>
Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 20:47:39 -0400
Message-ID: <171401cb6294$8dad2e39$d71dae84@oa.oclc.org>
To: "Asaf Bartov" <asaf.bartov@gmail.com>, <public-xg-lld@w3.org>

I had trouble uploading a file to the LLD XG wiki because the "file extension" was .owl.  I was able to upload that same file with a .xml extension. I suspect you could do the same with SVG and that most browsers might render it appropriately despite the odd extension. Ultimately, SVG is XML. Aparently wikimedia puts limits on file extensions for uploads.


Asaf Bartov <asaf.bartov@gmail.com> wrote:


A very technical issue related to the Wiki (and not to LLD) --

In trying to build a compact table from Karen's CSV file on our Wiki, I had to resort to creating small SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) files to "draw" vertical text for the column headings.  However, I can't seem to access the SVG file once it's uploaded -- the request hangs and eventually a "proxy error" is returned.  My guess is that the SVG file somehow causes Apache (the Web server) to crash.  Any other problem should have at least resulted in an error message (either HTTP error 500 or a PHP error from Mediawiki).

What can we do about this -- is there a technical contact who can check the Apache error log to see if this is indeed the case, and if so, to fix it?  (I do have the technical know-how to handle this myself, but I'm guessing I won't get that kind of access to the server machine.)  If not, I guess we'll just have to make do with two tables, one below the other, each covering half the columns.  

Please advise,

Asaf Bartov <asaf.bartov@gmail.com>
Received on Sunday, 3 October 2010 00:48:25 UTC

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