Inter-wiki image display

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This is an old discussion, which has been effectively dealt with in the WikiMedia Commons implementation. -SV 01:07, 23 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Problem statement[edit] has the original problem statement.

There is a problem about superfluous use of disk space, caused by duplicated images: images across language pages, and various other sub-projects of wikimedia.

In addition to this disk space problem, there is an administration burden, of having to deal with many copies of the images. (copyright, etc) is one possible solution to this problem, and another, possibly simpler way of dealing with this problem is to enable a syntax to grab an image from another wikimedia server.


this requires a change in MediaWiki code.

Problems with this solution[edit]

A consumer might have to deal with 5 different servers, instead of just one, or two with the solution.