Talk:Main Page/Weekly images
I editted Main Page/Picture for Week 20 and 21, but I'm not seeing the changes on this page. (Yes, I shift-refreshed, and switched browsers.) Temporary weirdness, or something far more sinister?
But that makes a four-week rotation, at least. -- GregF 23:57, 7 May 2005 (GMT)
- I'm seeing your changes right away, fwiw. But there's sure some weird caching issue involving these images. Let us know if you're still not seeing the changes after a few hours, though. -- Rootbeer 00:19, 8 May 2005 (GMT)
- I see it now. So short-term caching serverside, perhaps? -- GregF 00:36, 8 May 2005 (GMT)
To the amazement of everyone, MediaWiki is not yet free of bugs. One is that a link in an image caption results in broken tooltip text, because some MediaWiki coder didn't plan properly for people to put links there. (But cut them some slack. They get most things right.) You can see how the tooltips
work fail to work with some of the upcoming weeks' images, if your browser displays tooltips. Usually, this happens when you pause the mouse pointer over the image, or if the image can't be viewed (perhaps because the user has a hand-held browser, for example, and doesn't download and display images by default).
I've taken the links out of captions on Main Page images recently, but I'm not 100% convinced that that's the right thing to do for the long term, broken tooltips be damned, because links are at least half the reason we're writing on a wiki and not papyrus after all. If this weren't the Main Page, I wouldn't even worry about it, in fact. But that's the page that gets the most hits, it's a new visitor's first impression, and it should look right.
Are there other issues that I haven't considered here? Does anybody feel strongly about avoiding broken tooltips or about including links in captions, or perhaps both? -- Rootbeer 00:22, 8 May 2005 (GMT)