Mediawiki file size

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The "Mediawiki accessibility project"

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When linking to larger files (such as images, pdfs, zips or other files), best practice guidelines (such as suggest that you give the size of the file, so that the user can make a decision about whether to download (and what version if there's a choice).

How do you do this in mediawiki?

You can obviously link to a file (such as Media:Mediawiki sunflower.png), but how do you give the size? I had a look around, but couldn't find a way of inserting the size of an image (or other document) into a wiki page. Hence I wrote an parser function to do this.

With this extension, you can now say "here's the link to the file Media:Mediawiki sunflower.png (503 kB)".

For more examples, see Mediawiki file size/example.

Code to follow!

If this is possible with mediawiki out of the box, let me know :-) --Bjoern 17:50, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Related extension: LocalFile

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